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Boysenberry is a cross between blackberry, loganberry and raspberry. It's a very large bramble fruit with large seeds. The fruit is in deep maroon color. It turns black when it ripes.

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Boysenberry fruit

Scientific Name:Rubus ursinus × idaeus

Boysenberry is a prickly bramble of uncertain origin but ultimately derived from a western North American blackberry. The fruits are common during late May to early July season. It should be eaten within two or three days of purchase.

Health benefits

  • High in Vitamin C and fiber which helps to reduce the risk of cancer
  • Rich source of anthocyanins, natural antioxidants which help to maintain healthy brain cells and protect against oxidative damage
  • It is effective against tumors of the colon and esophagus
  • It helps to lower cholesterol and maintain heart problem
  • It's important for pregnant women to prevent neural tube defects in the unborn baby
  • Contain high levels of anthocyanins that work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body

Nutrient Content

boysenberry nutrient content
Nutrition Nutritive value
Calories 66g
Sodium 1mg
Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

Chemical properties

Nutrition Nutritive value
Anthocyanins 100g
Gallic Acid 100g
Glucose 2.48g
Fructose 3.70g
Titratable Acid 0.9 - 1.8g

Uses of Boysenberry

  • It's used for making part of jams, pies, syrups and, wine
  • According to Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity (ORAC) the antioxidant level of boysenberries indicates a value of 42µmoles/TE/gramc which has a good reputation for antioxidant properties
  • The nutritive value of boysenberries helps to reduce weight and maintains optimum health
  • It is used in many yummy recipes


Boysenberry Jam Recipe

Boysenberry Jam RecipeIngredients
  • 4 cups of fresh, ripened boysenberries
  • 4 cups of granulated sugar
  • Large, non-reactive saucepan
  • Large stockpot with lid
  • Three ½-pint glass jars

How to prepare?

Clean the boysenberries in cool water and then squeeze them slightly. Put them through a food mill. Place the crushed berries into a large saucepan. Boil it and add the granulated sugar to the berries. Stir constantly until it is completely dissolved and gelling point is reached. Place the saucer in the freezer and wait two to three minutes. If it has gelled, the jam is ready.

Boysenberry Milkshake Recipe

Boysenberry Milkshake RecipeIngredients
  • Vanilla ice cream 2 1/2 cup
  • 2 oz Boysenberry
  • 2 oz milk

How to prepare?

Mix frozen boysenberries, vanilla ice cream and 2 oz milk in blender container and blend until it gets smooth.

Boysenberry Salad Recipe

Boysenberry Salad RecipeIngredients
  • Olive oil ¼ cups
  • Sugar 2tablespoon
  • Rice vinegar 2tablespoon
  • Boysenberry jam 2tablespoon
  • Horseradish 1 teaspoon
  • Spinach leaves 14 oz
  • Boysenberries 1cup
  • Toasted sliced almonds ¼ cups

How to prepare?

Mix olive oil, horseradish, rice vinegar, brown sugar, boysenberry jam and blend until it gets smooth. Place the spinach leaves in a large bowl and drizzle the mixture over the spinach. Toss still leaves are evenly coated. Dust boysenberries and almonds over top of the salad and enjoy the taste of salad.

Vanilla and Boysenberry Ice cream Cake

Vanilla and Boysenberry Ice cream CakeIngredients
  • Vanilla ice cream 1lt
  • Sugar ½ cup
  • Boysenberries syrup, drained 425g
  • Chocolate chips ½ cup
  • Cocoa 2tablespoon

How to prepare?

Spread half the vanilla ice cream into the base of bottom cake tin and place it in freezer. Mix the cream and icing sugar together. Spread the boysenberries cream over the base of the ice cream in the cake tin and freeze it for two more hours. Dust with cocoa and slice into wedges to serve.
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