This week on ‘Y.V.Fresh Exposed’ we take a look at the quirky looking Red Bayberry.
What are Red Bayberries?
Red Bayberries are a round fruit with a soft, pebbly, waxy, exterior. The deep red colour seen on the outside of the berry matches the colour of its pulp. There is a small pip inside the middle, just like a cherry, so be aware when biting into them! When bitten into, the taste of the Red Bayberry is light, sweet and tangy.
Where are Red Bayberries grown?
Y.V.Fresh Red Bayberries are grown and packed in Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.
When are Bayberries ready to be eaten?
Red Bayberries are ready to be eaten when they turn from a yellow colour to a deep red and lightly soften. They can be eaten as is, or like most berries, be cooked into meals and made into jams and sauces. In China, Red Bayberry leaves are also dried and used in making tea.
Why are Red Bayberries good for you?
Red Bayberries carry a large amount of health benefits. They are high in antioxidants and vitamin C and carry nutrients such as riboflavin, dietary fibre and many minerals.
We hope you enjoyed learning about the Red Bayberry. Have you tasted any before? Make sure you look out for them on supermarket shelves this summer, but hurry, because they go quick!