- Yumberry is a unique Chinese fruit crop which is mainly cultivated in the subtropical region of southeast China.
- It has been around a long time, 6000 years ago and was eaten as a wild fruit in the south of the Yangtze River. The fruit is actually called yang-mei. The way the Chinese pronounce it in their dialect is 'yang-mee', which sounds similar to yummy.
- So Charles Stenftenagel (a garden products importer from Indiana), coined the name yumm-berry in 2003 when he was visiting China...More Info
Yumberries have the look of a juicy raspberry and come in 100 different varieties ranging in color from purple and red to pink and white.
Their flavor is a cross between a pomegranate and a cranberry, and their texture is something like an orange.Yumberry is a natural source of antioxidants, which give them their color and added health benefits.
Yum-berry is a healthy fruit and natural source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals; including vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin and carotene that have been used since ancient times in China for medicinal purposes. This appetizing super fruit may support the production of saliva secretion, digestive health and dispel summer heat. It will also may support the body's ability to prevent sugars from being converted to fat in the body.
Free radicals cause oxidation in the cells which may promote aging and disease. The yumberry is a source of polynutrients and oligomeric proanthocyanidins which may support the body's ability to fight the free radicals. These polynutrients give the fruit their bright red color. The yumberry contains OPC, or Oligomeric Proanthocyanidins, water soluble pigment that may possibly change with the acidity or alkalinity of the cells. This naturally occurring component may support a healthy aging process. Humans cannot produce OPC by themselves, thus it is obtained from fruit and vegetables.
OPC also helps to support healthy blood pressure by restricting enzyme activity and is known to protect the cardiovascular system. Free radicals may harden the blood vessels and oxidation of LDL causes atherosclerosis or even cerebral infarction. OPC may possibly repair damaged cells and nourishes those that are in need of care.
The eyes are sensitive organs and easily damaged by free radical stirred up by radiation. The high intensity ultraviolet rays from sunlight, and radiation damage caused by computer displays, cause damage to the retina and destroying visual crystals. OPCs prevent oxidation of the visual crystal protein and hinder cataract formation.
The fruit is only harvested for three weeks a year between June and July. Nevertheless, according to the New York Times, there are twice as many acres of yumberry trees in China as there are apple orchards in the United States. Further, because the trees have a high tolerance to pests and diseases, they are usually grown without pesticides or chemicals.
Some possible health benefits and traditional uses of Raw Yumberry Juice Powder may include:
May support a healthy cardiovascular system
May support healthy blood pressure levels
May support healthy lipid levels
May support healthy vision
Supporting the body's ability to fight free radicals 20 times better than vitamin C & 50 times better than vitamin E
May support healthy digestion
Preventing sugars in the body from converting into fats
May strengthen cell membranes
May support a healthy inflammation response
Constituents of Yumberry include:
Phytochemicals: Cyanidin-3-O-glucoside, Myricetin, Quercetin-3-O-rutinoside, Ellagitannins, Anthocyanins Flavonoids
This raw powder naturally tends to clump.
If clumping occurs, lay the bag on a flat surface and place a towel over the bag.
Then pound on the bag until the clumps break up.
The towel will help protect the bag from damage.
To further reduce clumping push as much air out as possible before sealing the pouch and store in the refrigerator or freezer.
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt or add to your favorite smoothie. Use to add flavor and nutrition to any recipe.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Raw Yumberry Juice Powder
Ingredients: Yumberry Juice Powder and non-GMO tapioca maltodextrin derived from yuca root*.
Parts Used: Yumberry Juice.
Botanical Name: Myrica rubra
Origin: Grown and dried in China. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
Other Names: Yang Mei, waxberries, yum-berry, Chinese bayberry, yumberries, Japanese bayberry red bayberry, yamamomo, polar plum, Strawberry tree, yangmei.
*This product contains a small amount of tapioca maltodextrin, which is a starch made from organically grown non-GMO yuca root (cassava root). This starch acts as a drying agent and is necessary to keep this powder from clumping into hard chunks or one solid brick. Go here to learn more about why we use non-GMO Yuca Maltodextrin in some products.
For more information about tapioca starch derived from cassava root (yuca root) click here.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
Our Raw Yumberry Juice Powder packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw Yumberry Juice Powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
This product is 100% natural and minimally processed:
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