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A List Of 12 Kinds Of Berries

Updated on June 4, 2014
Berries! | Source

Berries, Anyone?

Berries are one of the fruits that I enjoy aside from cantaloupe and persimmon. I can say that of all berries, strawberry is probably the one I usually see on the grocery stores. Second kind of berries I see aside from strawberry would be blue berries, black berries, and raspberries. And when I spotted some things I rarely or not usually see, they draw me in. And it is just interesting, and that includes all those berries I hadn't seen before.

All these berries are rich in fiber, vitamins, and the darker the fruits, the richer it is in antioxidant which protects our system from free radicals, prevent cancer cells, and some of these berries help prevent memory loss with the elderly. Those are only some of the health benefits one could get from adding these berries on the diet and such could be a great healthy snack while watching favorite television programs. And during the hot days of Summer, this fruits could serve as smoothies for you to enjoy.

But have you seen or aware of that there's other berries out there?

Here's my list of all named "berries " I can find on the web. Only one on this list is toxic and it was mentioned along with the berry. I'll be adding more berries on my list in case I find something else to add in this list of berries.

Blackberries. | Source


A berry which is not real berry?

That is because blackberries are aggregated fruits, means that the ovaries of the flower had merged altogether which formed into a fruit. Blackberries are perennials and fruits turns to purple-dark color into black when ripe.

It is also a good choice for planting berries as blackberry isn't choosy when it comes to soil. It can grow even on poor soils. Blackberries are also rich in antioxidants just like any other dark colored fruits and vegetables. Not only that, it also has dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagic acid, and the omega-3 which can be found on the seeds.

Black-caps is another name for blackberries in the wild.



Rubus ideaeus

Grows for up to 6 feet tall in height and has thorns in its stems. These berries are also considered as the "women's herb" in a way that tea made from its raspberry leaves can help in milk production for new moms. The fruit itself is high in minerals and also has flavonoids. Also studies had shown that consumption of raspberries can help in cancer prevention as the ellagic acid found in the berries had shown to inhibit cancer on test done on mice and rats.



A sweet, dark purple colored berries that is a rich source of antioxidants. And because of that, it is called as one of the superfoods available for us which can serve as our bodies armor from cancer cells. And if you want to reduce abdominal fat, this berry is a good choice for your diet.

Blueberrires can grow in a height of up to 8 feet tall and goes to three stages of fruit color; first being green, which turns into reddish color before the berries turns into its dark purple color when ripe.



Ribes uva-crispa

A berry shrub that can grow for up to 10 feet tall that produces a bittersweet berries. Fredonia and Clark are two varieties of gooseberry that bears red, large berries once ripe. Different varieties also differs in size of the fruit and color, but all are a source of vitamin C.

Some other names the gooseberry are known of are: uva spina in Spanish and stachelbeere in German.




Crowberry is an evergreen shrub and one characteristic that I first noticed about this berry is its needle-like leaves. Good for making jellies and pies, this water containing crowberries are also rich in anthicyanin pigment which make it a great food coloring agent.

Also known as "Fruit of the North" by the Inuit as these berries are their staple.



Rubus spectabilis

You could mistakenly identify this berry as raspberry, they look like the same. But no, these are two different berry plants. Salmonberry is a woody stem shrub that can grow for up to 4 meters in height.

Also called the Russian berries in Alaska, these berries are ripe and ready to be pick-up and enjoyed on Summer to early Autumn. Why is it called Salmonberry? That is because these yellow or reddish berries are traditionally eaten with salmon or salmon roe.


Miracle Berries

Synsepalum dulcificum

These red berries are the fruit of the Wonder Berry plant. People also gave it the name the Miracle Fruit.

Why does Miracle berry got such names? Or why is it called the Miracle fruit? That is because these berries could do wonder with your taste buds! Why is that? Eat these berries and then try and eat bittermelon. You could probably say the bittermelon turned sweet. But no it didn't, the magic is with these berries as it has the miraculin protein which let's say, erases the bitterness and sour receptors in your tongue for two hours.



Arctostaphylos alpina

How did this berry got its name? More likely are your right about what you are thinking. Bears loves this berries and that's why bearberries got its name.

Alpine bearberries grow of up to 12 inches in height and has toothed leaves.

Some other names the alpine bearberries have are: black bearberries, hog cranberries, sandberries, bear's grabe, kinnikinnick and mountain beaberries.)



Actaea rubra

First, baneberry is poisonous so don't try eating this berry as it will cause a skin reaction upon contact. Headache, dematitis, dizziness, and dysuria are only few of other baneberry poisoning symptoms.

Found in shady places, this berries grows of up to 31 inches in height.



Vaccinium vitis-idaea

Also known as cowberry, this shrub can grow for up to 12 inches in height. Eaten by bears and foxes, lingonberries aren't the same as cranberries in case you are wondering if lingon and cranberries are the same. But because these red, rounded berries are related to cranberries, it got the common name mountain berry.

Cowberry thrives best in partial shaded areas and amongst its other names are quailberry, foxberry, dry bod cranberries, red whortleberry and lowbush cranberry.

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Fragaria x ananassa

This red, sweet and juicy berry is one of my favorite ingredients in making fruit shakes. One fascinating thing about the strawberry plant is that it sends out runners to propagate, making it easier for growers to have more strawberry plants. Just lay the strawberry runner on an empty pot and when it develop roots, new strawberry plant for you!

Strawberries are also a rich source of vitamin C, flavonoids and the compound ellagic acid which prevents cancerous cells.

Strawberries are also known in some other names such as fragola, freesa and eerdbeere.



Cranberries are evergreen shrubs that grows for up to 8 inches in height. The cranberry fruits when ripe, turns into its deep red color. Cranberries, like other berries mentioned above are also rich in antioxidant and we often see this berry being one of the ingredients on processed fruit juices. The fruit, if taken raw, can be a good source of fiber, manganese, and C vitamin. Add to it, these fruit serves as the bodies shield from acquiring UTI (urinary tract infection.)


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    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      Thank you. And yes, I had enjoyed searching and learning while doing so when doing this beary hub ^-^'

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      AnnaCia 5 years ago

      Very useful information. Thank you. I created a link of this hub on mine (Honey Oats Fruit Salad) for those who would like to use a specific kind of berry.

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      Mardi 6 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

      The is a berry good hub! All kidding aside this is really great information.

    • precy anza profile image

      precy anza 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks Catalyst :) Wish I had started sooner hubbing. And I do want those miracle berries too! ^-^'

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      catalystsnstars 6 years ago from Land of Nod

      You know, I bet when you hubs start getting more traffic, you will be a top Hubber. Mostly because you offer factual information and variety in your hubs. I like them, and now I wish I had some miracle berries!

      P.S. One of the hints I've taken into consideration about hub titles is to use search engines to configure them. Voted up as usual and very useful!