The Loganberries are so called because they are the creation, an accidental creation of James Harvey Logan. These are the crossbreeds of raspberries and blackberries but slightly bigger than both of them. Their deep red colour is fascinating, so is its sweet and tart taste. These can be found in late spring or early summer. Its taste is perfect for making desserts and things like jams, jellies pies, etc. These usually grow in thorny bushes and have oval leaves.
Loganberries are not only delicious, but also healthy. Its taste clearly defies the saying that delicious is harmful. It is loaded with-
Vitamin C: Which helps the body to develop resistance against some diseases like scavenges infections and free radicals. It also prevents respiratory problems such as lung cancer and asthma. It also lessens the chances of hypertension by keeping the blood pressure in check.
Manganese: Manganese helps in functioning of nervous system and metabolism of food. It also works as antioxidant and prevents cancer and heart disease.
Vitamin B1: Also known as Thiamine, it breaks down sugar in the body and helps in working of nervous system and heart.
Vitamin B6: It boosts the immunity and breaks down carbohydrate, fats and amino acids. It also regulates the glucose level in blood and maintains lymph-node’s health.
Vitamin B9: Folate helps in functioning of liver.
Vitamin B12: Folic acid plays a key role in functioning of nervous system and DNA synthesis. It also maintains the health of red blood cells and working of neurological system.
Dietary Fibres: They help in digestion and peristalsis this helping in indigestion and constipation.
Loganberry is also full of other nutrients such as Calcium, Zinc, Fluoride, Iron, Phosphorus, Sodium, Selenium, Magnesium, Copper, Potassium, Vitamins A, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Protein, Carbohydrates and Antioxidants etc. In 1 cup or 147 grams of Loganberries, there are 81 kilo calories, 2.23 grams of protein, 0.46 grams of total fat, and 19.14 grams of carbohydrate and 7.8 grams of fibre.
Here is the recipe of Loganberry Jam that you can take every morning in breakfast.
- 4 cups Loganberries
- 4 cups of granulated sugar
Wash the berries and remove any green bush. Prick them and place them in a pan. Squeeze gently to release some of the juices. Cook on a low flame until the fruit starts coming apart. This takes almost 2-3 hours. Add sugar and bring it to boil stirring constantly so that it does not stick to the pan. Place a small amount on the plate. If it retains its shape and wrinkles when you push it with your finger, your jam is ready. Transfer the mixture in a sterilized jar and leave it undisturbed for an hour in a cool dry place.
Now that you know the benefits of Loganberry, deliver fruit basket loaded with these awesome berries to your loved ones.