Yumberry...Yummy And Very Healthy Too!
Who has heard of yumberry then?
A bit of a mystery? Well I'll clear it up for you.
Yumberry is a Chinese fruit crop which is quite unique and it is mainly cultivated in the sub-tropical region of southeast China.
It has been around a long time, around 6000 years ago and was eaten as wild in the south of the Yangtze River.
The fruit is actually called yang-mei. The way the Chinese pronounce it in their dialect is 'yang-mee', which sounds similar to yummy. So Charles Stenftenagel (a garden products importer from Indiana), coined the name yumm-berry in 2003 when he was visiting a friend in Shanghai who owned a company that bottled the juice. So the name yumm-berry is relatively new.
In England it is called red bayberry or Chinese bayberry. In Chinese however, the name means polar plum.
What does yang mei look like?
It has a bright-colored round appearance the variety of colours are red, pink, white and purple. It's worth noting that the purple yum-berry tastes better and the quality is superior too.
This amazing fruit packs some whopping health benefits such as...
- Protection For Eyesight
- Reduces Cholesterol
- Relief and Possible Prevention Of Arthritis
- Cardiovascular System Protection
Yum-berry is rich in vitamin C and contains multiple organic acids. This appetizing rich fruit acid can do many functions. It aids saliva secretion, and will clear up hard digested food in your stomach. It will also prevent body sugar from being converted to fat.
Tummy problems? Get some yum-berry juice. It has the potential to cure persistent purging of the bowels (diarrhea!) or bellyache and also can inhibit E.Coli too.
Yumberry-juice can also fight
How? It contains vitamin B, which plays a big part in preventing cancer. Also, the yum berry fruit kernel contains anthocyanin and fat, this can also contribute to inhibiting cancer cells, in a similar way that
found in apricot kernels, works too.
Not only is it very healthy it has many diverse culinary uses ranging from fruit juices to bakery applications, wines, cocktails and dairy products.
Although not abundant in the shops yet, our local supermarket has just started stocking yum berry juice. Put some on your shopping list.
Check out the antioxidant power of berries.
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