It’s my favorite time of year. The Wine berries are ripe and ready to be picked. We have several huge patches of wild Wine berries on our property and the kids love to pick them.
Wine berries are a cousin to the Raspberry that originated in Asia and as brought over to the United States in the late 1800’s. Wine berries now grow wild all over the eastern United States. They are considered an invasive species, and reproduce like crazy, which I happen to think is great because I love them.
Wine berries are smaller and darker red than Raspberries, they have a bolder and slightly tangier flavor. The berries are fragile and only keep for a few days in the refrigerator after picking. But they freeze great. We also use them to make jam and wine. But my favorite way to eat them is over vanilla ice cream.
Wine berries have a lot of great nutritional value as well. They are high in antioxidants, vitamins and fiber. In Asia, Wine Berry wine is considered an elixir of life and said to promote longevity in it’s drinkers. The high antioxidant content help prevent damage to your cells and internal tissues. Helping your body stay younger longer.
Wine berries are also said to have powerful weight loss properties. The major property behind the weight loss property is the presence of keystones in the wine berry that help disrupt the storage of fat in the body.
Wine berries have been known to help lower cholesterol and help fight against certain types of cancer including Breast cancer and skin cancer. Wine berries are also a great anti inflammatory.
Wine berries have a high vitamin C and E combination that help boost your bodies immune system and can help you become more resistant to common bacteria and viruses that try to attack your system.
So go out and pick some Wild Wine Berries before the birds eat them all up because they birds LOVE them almost as much as I do!