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11 Delicious Rare Berries from Around the World

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2. Crowberry (Empetrum)

These berries grow on a dwarf evergreen shrub, which occurs in colder climates throughout the Northern Hemisphere, as well as in the southern Andes Mountains. They don’t have a strong flavor, but are watery and a little sweet. They are also a useful staple crop for indigenous people who live in subarctic areas.

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Molly Allison-Baker

Molly is a nature and travel enthusiast who is passionate about endangered languages, natural history, and women's and LGBT issues. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and hanging out with her three cats.


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8:16PM PDT on Oct 4, 2012

interesting!!! i think the crowberries, calafate berries, and saskatoon berries all look like blueberries too. the salmon berry and clowdberry intrigue me!

9:08AM PDT on Sep 24, 2012

i need these. send them all to me. I do not like boring typical food.
how many grapes can one eat? raspberries are great, but I know them to well.

5:24AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012

Thanks for making my mouth water. I think I'll go and eat a Kiwi fruit, which I think is a real berry.

4:01AM PDT on Sep 22, 2012


1:29PM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

I eat aronia raw. It's amusing to think some sources consider it inedible. One can dry it and use as a tea.

3:36AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

thanks for sharing

1:03AM PDT on Sep 21, 2012

Thanks for the Share :-) Very valuable information

11:46PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Great article, thank you!

9:38PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012


7:37PM PDT on Sep 20, 2012

Thank you, sounds good..

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