Honey Berries

An edible Honeysuckle berry with similar tasting fruit to blueberries is set to be the next superfood.
The blue honeysuckle berries, also called honeyberries or haksaps has been grown and enjoyed for centuries in Siberia and Japan. Only a small amount has been grown in this country so far but next year they will be available commercially as they are being cultivated by farmers who usually grow strawberries in Hampshire, Somerset and Scotland, while supplies will be boosted by Polish producers. Unfortunately they will only be available for three to four weeks as they have a short growing season. They are said to be high in beneficial antioxidants and Vitamins A, E and especially C. A small handful contains 60 per cent of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and they have three times as much iron per 100g as a blueberry.
Honeyberries are so versatile as they can be eaten fresh or made into jams, jellies, pies and ice cream. They even freeze successfully.