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Buffaloberries, sometimes called bullberries, are the fruit of Sephardia shrubs, and they are native to North America.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

The fruits are red berries[1] with small white speckles, and they have a rough texture. They have a bitter, sour flavor, so they are typically prepared with sugar. A notable characteristic is that the berries contain a saponin that makes them foam when beaten.[1]

Seasonality[edit | edit source]

The berries ripen during the summer but can be harvested through the winter if still on the bushes.[2] They are not commercially cultivated.

Use[edit | edit source]

Buffaloberries are typically prepared with sugar, such as in preserves, sauces, and syrups.[1][2] They can also be dried and used in cooking. One popular preparation is "Indian ice cream", which takes advantage of the berries' frothing property.[1]

Recipes[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. a b c d "Buffaloberry". Retrieved 2024-01-21.
  2. a b "Cornell Fruit Resources, Cornell University". Retrieved 2024-01-21.