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Boysenberries

Boysenberries
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Availability

New Zealand boysenberries are available from November through to January.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Boysenberries are named after Rudolf Boysen, from Sweden. Boysenberries found commercial success under berry "expert" Walter Knott of Knott's Berry Farm (USA). They were introduced into New Zealand around 1937.

 

Facts

  • Boysenberries are a hybrid cross between raspberries and blackberries and they are sweeter than blackberries
  • Boysenberry varieties include Mapua, Tasman, McNichols Choice and Brulee

 

Growing Facts

  • Boysenberries are an easy crop to grow, requiring only a little support and lots of sun
  • Boysenberries are grown in the Nelson region as well as other areas of the country
  • Birds love eating boysenberries off the vine so the plants need to be covered with a net

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1/2 cup - 66g raw

Avg Quantity per serving Avg Quantity per 100g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 150/36 227/54
Protein (g) 0.7 1.1
Fat, total (g) 0.5 0.7
- saturated (g) trace trace
Carbohydrate (g) 4.8 7.2
- sugars (g) 4.7 7.1
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.8 4.3
Sodium (mg) 2 3
Folate(ug) 42 63
Vitamin C (mg) 6.0 9.1
Niacin (mg) 0.66 1.0
Iron (mg) 0.5 0.8
Vitamin A Eqiuv. (µg) 33 50

Source: The Concise New Zealand Food Composition Tables, 8th Edition, Plant & Food Research

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