A single serving of thimbleberries (one cup or 100 grams) contains 47 calories, 10 grams of carbohydrates, 1 gram of protein and only 0.33 grams of fat. They also contain significant amounts of vitamins A and C along with some important minerals like iron, calcium, and potassium.
Thimbleberries which grow on Rubus Parviflorus are native to North America. The skin of these berries is so soft that they will burst into your hands during plucking. Therefore, due to their soft flesh, thimbleberries are rarely sold commercially. But you can find them growing along most roadsides, railroad tracks, cliff edges, and many other wild areas. The rubus plant produces delicate light purple flowers that transform into dark purple thimbleberries with unique flavors.
Health benefits of thimbleberries
Very little research and clinical trials have been performed on thimbleberries, so it’s hard to find solid evidence. But these wild berries have been used for food and medicinal purposes in many regions. Here are some of the known benefits of thimbleberries.
1. Heal Wounds
According to the natives of Keweenaw Peninsula of Upper Michigan where thimbleberries are found in abundance, the leaves and the bark of the plant are said to speed up healing and prevent scarring from wounds.
2. Skin Health Benefits
The thimbleberry plant is known for its uses in skin care procedures. When crushed, the leaves of thimbleberry can be applied to treat acne and swelling of pimples.
3. Aid Digestion
Thimbleberries improve digestion as well as cure-related stomach issues such as diarrhea and nausea.
Try out this delicious thimbleberry pie.
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