A bunch of boysenberries

How to select

Choose firm, plump boysenberries with a nice shine. Avoid bruised or leaking berries.

How to prepare

Rinse berries in a colander under running water. Drain and pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel.

How to store

Throw away any bad berries. Keep berries in their original package and refrigerate for up to one week. Only wash berries just before use.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Use boysenberries as a drink garnish. 
  • Bake boysenberries into pies in place of other berries. 
  • Combine yogurt, boysenberries, and granola for a delicious yogurt parfait. 
  • Make boysenberry jam to top toast and other breakfast breads.

Fun facts

  • A boysenberry is a combination of a loganberry, red raspberry, and blackberry. 
  • The boysenberry put California's first theme park, Knott's Berry Farm, on the map. 
  • The boysenberry is named after Rudolf Boysen, whose cross-breeding experiments produced the boysenberry.

Nutrition info and facts

The polyphenol content of boysenberries has been shown to promote lung health. Regular consumption of boysenberries may reduce blood pressure. Boysenberries are packed with antioxidants. Boysenberries are a good source of vitamin K.

1 cup boysenberries = 66 calories, 16 g carbohydrate, 1.5 g protein, 7 g fiber, 36% DV manganese, 21% DV folate, 13% DV vitamin K

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