A Health Promoting Hybrid Berry

Boysenberries (Rubus ursinus × idaeus) are classed as a hybrid berry, originally produced by the combination of the humble raspberry, blackberry and loganberry. These large bramble berries are thought to originate from the USA in the early twentieth century, where they still grow on low trailing vines throughout the western states. The largest producer however is now New Zealand, from where the berries are exported and enjoyed worldwide.  

The flavour of the deep purple boysenberry is sometimes described as a combination between the sweetness of raspberries, with slightly tart undertones of blackberries. As well as their unique flavour, boysenberries are celebrated for their wide range of health benefits, and for their versatility. Many producers choose to process the superfruit into jams, syrups, pies, ice-creams and even wines. 

Boysenberries were created in the 1920’s during the great depression by Swedish immigrant Rudolf Boysen, a horticulturist who lived in California. He crossed the seeds of the raspberry, blackberry and loganberry, and later turned the fruit over for commercial development to farmer Walter Knott’s Berry Farm

Preserving the Natural Goodness

Although boysenberries are marvelous when fresh, the growing season is short and the fruits are highly perishable after picking. With this in mind, Superfood Ingredients developed Boysenberry products that can be stored for longer periods, whilst maintaining the great taste and health benefits. Our Freeze Dried Boysenberry Powder is dried at low temperatures, preserving the natural nutrients. It works well as a health supplement and in cereal bars and smoothie mixes. We also offer a Frozen Boysenberry Puree, which can be produced with or without seeds. The puree is ideal for use in ice-creams, yoghurts, smoothies and desserts. Both products are produced in New Zealand, and 100% pure.

The benefits of


Like numerous other berries, Boysenberries present a wide range of benefits. They are a rich source of anthocyanins, antioxidants and important vitamins and minerals, making them a welcome addition to any healthy, balanced diet.

Anti-Inflammatory Anthocyanins

Boysenberries are a natural source of anthocyanins, a sub class of flavonoid that gives the superfruit its deep purple colour. Anthocyanins act as a natural anti-inflammatory. As inflammation is a precursor to various illnesses and injuries, boysenberries could play a key role in maintaining general health.

Although further research is needed, anthocyanins have been linked to a reduced risk of developing certain cancers, by blocking tumour cells from forming and defending against cancer-causing free radicals. Studies have also shown that a diet rich in anthocyanins may help to protect against the ageing of the brain, by maintaining the health of brain cells. This may also reduce the risk of developing degenerative conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

An Antioxidant Powerhouse

Boysenberries contain a wide range of antioxidants. Aside from the anthocyanins mentioned above, they also contain Vitamin C and Vitamin E. These antioxidants help to protect cells and DNA against damage from free radicals, which may help to protect the body against various chronic diseases, whilst slowing down the ageing process. The antioxidant value of boysenberries is thought to be up to twice as high as that of blueberries. As well as acting as antioxidants, Vitamins C and E help to protect the immune system, reduce instances of cardiovascular disease and maintain ocular health, amongst other benefits.

A Natural Source of Vitamin K

Boysenberries contain good concentrations of Vitamin K, which plays a key role in blood clotting and the healing of wounds. Some studies have also linked Vitamin K to a reduced risk of heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes, although further research is needed into these areas.

A Fibre Rich Superfruit

Boysenberries contain substantial amounts of dietary fibre, essential for maintaining a healthy body. Fibre aids digestion and has been known to reduce symptoms of many digestive issues, including diarrhoea, bloating and constipation. It has also been linked with a reduced risk of kidney and gallstones. In addition, fibre helps to maintain satiety, and dampen the insulin response. This may help to reduce instances of obesity, and lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. 

B-Vitamins and Pregnancy

Boysenberries contain a wide range of B-Vitamins, all of which play a role in maintaining a healthy, functioning body. Folic acid may be of particular interest to expecting mothers. As well as helping to maintain a healthy heart and repair DNA damage, folic acid has been shown to effectively reduce the likelihood of some birth defects. For this reason, many women choose to include foods rich in folic acid during and leading up to pregnancy.


Our wholesale Freeze Dried Boysenberry Powder, our Boysenberry Juice Concentrate and our Aseptic Seedless Boysenberry Puree are available in bulk format which we ship by the pallet directly from New Zealand to all parts of the globe.

Please feel free to contact us at ask@sfisuperfoods.com for more information.

Please contact us if you are interested in wholesale bulk supply of our Freeze Dried Boysenberry Powder, our Boysenberry Juice Concentrate and our Aseptic Seedless Boysenberry Puree.

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For customers interested in buying our Freeze Dried Boysenberry Powder as a retail product please click on the link below to go to the Superfoodies website in New Zealand.



Similar in appearance to large blackberries, boysenberries are quickly becoming a popular superfruit in the market today, and for good reason. In addition to their distinct, sweet-tart taste, boysenberries are packed full of health promoting antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamins and minerals, making them a well sought after ingredient for both health conscious consumers and producers alike.


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