Boysenberries are deep maroon-colored, glossy, large, juicy berries that are a cross between raspberries, blackberries, and loganberries.
- Like the blueberry, boysenberries are a rich source of anthocyanins, natural antioxidants which help to maintain healthy brain cells and protect against oxidative damage that leads to brain aging and Alzheimer’s disease. They also appear to play a role in boosting memory. The anthocyanins have already been shown to prevent oxidative damage in the test tube, and it’s hoped this will be confirmed in animal and human models.
- Boysenberry anthocyanins appear to have anti-inflammatory and cancer inhibitory properties in preliminary studies, and may be particularly effective against tumors of the colon and esophagus. The boysenberry, along with other deeply colored berries, are excellent food sources of cell protective anthocyanins, making them an important part of any diet.
- Boysenberries are high in vitamin C
- Boysenberries contain a high amount of fiber, and daily consumption of fiber is important for a health body.
- Boysenberries are a fat-free fruit treat that’s also low in calories. At only sixty-six calories per cup, they’re a guilt-free snack or dessert. A one cup serving has seven grams of soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol and maintain heart health. They also provide almost a third of the daily recommended amount of folate.
Source: Women Fitness, http://www.womenfitness.net/boysenberries.htm