The Berberis, the barberry or the Vinettier, is a thorny tree of the family Berberidaceae. It is widespread in Iran, a country that appreciates it for its berries and its therapeutic properties. Indeed, the berberid, a compound found in large quantities in the roots, has many powers. The berries of the berberis; the barberry does not have any, but it is not for all that they remain without interest. The barberry is a beautiful little red berry with a tangy flavor that goes wonderfully well in both savory and sweet recipes. Nutritionally, they are rich in phytonutrients and fiber. Thus, they regulate intestinal transit, limit the absorption of cholesterol or fight against oxidative stress. Latin name: Barberis vulgaris L. Botanical family: Berberidaceae. Part used : Fruit.
Dried barberry is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh barberry, the recommendations for daily consumption are defined. As a classic cure or for pleasure, 20 to 30 g of dried barberry per day, or 3 to 4 handfuls.
To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :
We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:
You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:
25 grams of dried wine thorns contain a significant portion of the Population Nutritional Reference (PNR) of Iron and Fiber.
As such, dried wine thorns can supplement your healthy and varied diet.
Barberry is a carrier of anthocyanins and flavonoids. These compounds are antioxidants. Because of the absence of fat and the presence of fiber, this antioxidant power is even more effective in preventing cardiovascular pathologies. Indeed, the fibers decrease the absorption of cholesterol and the antioxidants limit the formation and the aggravation of the atheromatous plaques.
Barberry contains pectin, a soluble fiber. Pectin is useful for digestive transit disorders, such as diarrhea or constipation (see our guides constipation and diet and diarrhea and diet). This is because pectin forms a gel when it comes into contact with water, which regulates intestinal transit activity.
Rich in iron, dried barberry contributes to cognitive functions and reduces fatigue. In short, it is ideal during intense periods: exams, sports events, etc.
An iron deficiency impacts the functioning of the immune system. Barberry is rich in iron and supports the immune system. Iron reinforces the immune benefits of a varied and balanced diet.
Thanks to its richness in iron, dried Barberry is a perfect accompaniment to iron deficiency anemia treatment (see our iron deficiency anemia and diet guide).
The Berberis, the Vinettier, or the Barberry belongs to the family Berberidaceae. It is a deciduous tree, thorny, which can reach 3 m in height. In spring, the barberry is covered with golden yellow flowers, which will give way to berries. These small red berries grow in clusters and have the same name as the mother tree: barberry.
The genus Berberis is native to the semi-tropical regions of Asia, Europe, Africa and America. Today, barberry has settled in Iran, which is the main producer and consumer country of barberry berries. In Europe, we tend to eradicate it because it is an intermediate host of a wheat parasite: black rust, a fungus of the Pucciniaceae family. Apart from this fact, barberry is an easy to maintain and aesthetic shrub.
Berberine is an alkaloid. It has different medicinal indications: antidiabetic, hypolipidemic, vasodilator, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiemetic, cholagogue, etc. This berberine is responsible for the yellow coloring of the stems and roots of the barberry. It is present in the roots, rhizomes, stem and bark of the plant, but the barberry berries are devoid of it. Barberry berries therefore have no claim to these therapeutic properties.Organic thorns-vines...
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