November 2010 SaskSecrets

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Saskatoon Berry Trivia

Saskatoon berriesWhich of these fruits is the saskatoon berry most closely related to?

a) Cherry
b) Blueberry
c) Raspberry
d) Apple

Answer:

d) Apple. Surprisingly, saskatoon berries are not related to blueberries, which they resemble. And, though they are thought of as berry, a saskatoon berry is actually a "pome" and closer to an apple in structure.

Saskatoon berries can be considered as one kind of ‘Superfruit’. The word ‘Superfruit’ refers to fruit which contains high sources of antioxidants. Antioxidants fight against cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases, and act as a protective guard to our immune systems. And, they taste great!!

Click here for more information about saskatoon berries.