Ber fruit are available in the spring and fall months. Ber fruit are small, round to oblong shaped fruits, with thin, glossy skin.
Ber fruit are small, round to oblong shaped fruits, with thin, glossy skin. They ripen from a light green or yellow to an orange-red color. The fruit can be consumed both slightly under-ripe and ripe. When under-ripe, the white flesh is dense, crisp and astringent, while fully ripe fruits are more spongy with a somewhat mealy texture and muted floral flavor. Each fruit contains a rough, inedible, central stone. Ber fruits grow on small, bushy trees that can reach 12 meters in height.
Ber fruit have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, and they contain vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin and pectin. Ber fruit are also high in flavonoids and bioflavonoids, which are essential for the absorption of vitamin C, and which help to stimulate digestion, promote circulation and prevent allergies.