Juneberries (Amelanchier alnifolia) look much like blueberries, though they're from the apple family. Many would describe the taste of Juneberry as having a sweet, black cherry flavor with an almond finish. They are also high in fiber, protein and antioxidants. Berries ripen in late June or early July.
Aronia berries are native to North America and are often found in marshy areas and wet places. They are also called chokeberries due to their sourness that causes your lips to pucker. It is usually cultivated as food product; its plant shrub also has an ornamental use. They come in three varieties: Red, black, and purple.
Originally from Siberia, Honeyberries produce a blueberry-like fruit. The berry is seedless, ripens before strawberries are ripe and tastes tangy like wild blueberries with a little bit of currant mixed in.
Real currants are members of the Ribes family of flowering shrubs. These small berries are delicious when eaten fresh, ripe around mid-July. They vary in color from deep dark purple to brilliant ruby red to an almost translucent white. All varieties have a bright acid kick to balance out their sweetness, and a fair amount of tannins that can make your mouth pucker. Use them fresh in fruit salads, jams, jelly and syrups.
Juneberry Farm has 3 varieties of Blackberry. Triple Crown (thornless ripe mid July), Chester (thornless ripe early Aug), Fall Bearing (Sept). The blackberry is technically not just one fruit. Each blackberry consists of 80-100 small drupelets that are arranged in a circular fashion, akin to a miniature grape bunch. Blackberries have a sweet, tart flavor, making them a perfect addition to salads or fruit smoothies. That's good for us because Blackberries are also rich in vitamins A, E, K, and B vitamins, as well as cancer fighting antioxidants.
Figs are high in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density), copper, and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally K and B6.
Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine. It's very high in beneficial plant compounds, and offers several health benefits. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories. Here are the top 10 health benefits of honey that are supported by science.
Yes, eating asparagus does make your pee smell. But once you’re past that, there are plenty of reasons to fill your plate with more of this spring superfood. The bright-green veggie is packed with good-for-you vitamins and minerals like vitamins A, C, E, K, and B6, as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium, protein, and fiber. Thanks to all these nutrients, asparagus offers some serious health perks.