Riberry

Riberries not only contain high amounts of antioxidants, but provide essential vitamins and minerals to fight against colds and keep the immune system healthy and strong.

Riberry

Serving size: 1/4 teaspoon
Servings per container: about 27
Ingredients: 100% pure Riberry Raw Whole Fruit Powder;
Wild Harvested, Gluten Free, No Sugar Added, Plant Based, Non GMO

Riberry, aka the “lilly pilly,” is a pear-shaped fruit and a little over ½ inch in length.  Riberries bare a bright cherry red color that eventually fades to pink when cooked. It is native to the sub-tropical areas in Queensland and New South Wales. For thousands of years, the Aboriginals on The East Coast relied on the riberry as a core food source.

Riberry has three times the folate (B12) as blueberries, and is rich in manganese and important vegan source of calcium. Like the davidson plum, riberries contain high amounts anthocyanins that combat cell damage, improve cognitive function, protect against cancers, heart and Alzheimer’s disease. Riberries provide an abundance of essential vitamins and minerals to fight against common colds and help to keep the immunity system strong and healthy. These fruits were originally harvested by Aboriginal women and children.  While children thought of the berries as “sweet treats,” adults referred to them as “medicine berries.” They have a refreshingly tart and spicy flavor with a hint of cloves or cinnamon.

Health Benefits

  • Three times the folate of a blueberry. Folate is needed for healthy growth and development and is essential for the healthy development of a baby during pregnancy.
  • Rich in manganese and an important plant source of calcium.
  • Contains high levels of anthocyanins, a potent antioxidant that is thought to improve cognitive function and protect against certain cancers, heart and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Taste and Smell

Eaten raw, the beautiful ruby red clusters of riberries have a refreshing, spicy flavor, with a hint of clove and cinnamon. They have an aroma of sweet, spiced tea, and bush honey touches.

Food Uses

The riberry comes from the clove family and its unique flavor works beautifully in smoothies, yogurts and chia puddings. Try this splendid riberry in my superfood smoothies located in the recipe section or in my book, Project You.

Smoothies

Blueberry Mint Smoothie, Tart Raspberry Cherry Smoothie or Mango Tango Banana Smoothie