There are many varieties of blackberry around the world and youngberry is just one of those. Youngberry is a crossbred blackberry variety with a red colour and juicy flesh. It is grown commercially in the western and south-western United States and is a cultivar of Rubus ursinus of the rose family, Rosaceae. Youngberry is enriching in vitamins A, C, and B1, iron, calcium, and cellulose.


Youngberries were developed by fruit grower B.M. Young in Louisiana in 1905 and can now be found growing in small fields throughout the US, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.  They are popularly used to make pies, jams and jellies and are perfect garnishes on cheesecakes and trifles and are widely available during the summer season.


Youngberries are rich in potassium and as such it helps control hypertension. Potassium also aids to restore regular function to your kidneys. Youngberries have a naturally sourced plant phenol called ellagic acid, which helps reduce carotid artery wall thickness and blood pressure. Youngberries are also believed to contain various therapeutic properties just like the roots that are dried and utilized in decoctions.


Youngberries calcium content makes it beneficial for the bones and prevents diseases like osteoporosis, it also aids in stronger teeth. It is a good source of iron and it helps to carry oxygen from the lungs to muscles and other parts of the body. Lack of iron in the body can cause a deficiency which can cause headaches, irritability and fatigue so it’s very important to consume fruits rich in iron.


Vitamin C in youngberries makes it beneficial especially for the immune system as it boost this system and protects the body from  infections, coughs, cold and influenza. It is also an excellent choice of fruit for the eyes as its richness in vitamin A promotes good eyesight, its presence of thiamine helps to maintain a healthy nervous system.


Berries are an excellent choice to have as a part of the diet and consuming your fruits helps to maintain a healthier lifestyle.