Summer is the season of berries! I thought I’d heard of most berries, but I recently realized I also know the basics: strawberries, blueberries, blackberries. While doing a little research about in-season fruits, I realized that there are several other types of berries that are currently in season, one of them being the mulberry (above).
Berries are great for turning to desserts, jams and wines – or just eating as-is. Speaking of berries, Wendy’s has a new Berry Almond Chicken Salad with an entire cup of fruit (a lot of berries!). It’s a quick way to grab a healthy lunch! Click through the jump to see other berries that are currently in season!
Boysenberries 1 of 5These are a cross between a raspberry and a blackberry. Choose boysenberries that are shiny, plump, and firm.
Photo by Flickr user Complementary Duo
Loganberries 2 of 5Loganberries originated in the late 1800s. They are naturally fat free, and are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin K and folate.
Photo by Flickr user Jeff Sierputowski
Black Currants 3 of 5These berries are very tart. They are typically used in jellies and jams - pick ones that are dry, firm and well-shaped.
Photo by Flickr user Milos
Elderberries 4 of 5Elderberries are most commonly used in jams and wines - select ones that have a dark color.
Photo by Flickr user Lauren Tucker Photography
Black Crowberries 5 of 5These berries grow in colder climates - they are filled with antioxidants, manganese, copper, and vitamin C.
Photo by Flickr user --Tico--
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