Kinda like blueberries but higher in iron. “The flavor of the fruit resembles dark cherry or raisin, with a hint of almond in the tiny, soft seed. Not only are they flavorful, they are nutrient-dense, with high levels of protein, calcium, iron, and antioxidants.” http://www.juneberries.org/
The story goes like this….Dropped my youngest off at MSU Engineering Camp (that is a whole other cool story). Got in the Van with Grandma to go back to her house, but had to negotiate all the construction at MSU this summer. While I was looking around I saw a young man standing on the corner near the dorm I just left. I thought he was interesting —
WHY? He was eating berries off a bush, a pretty bush, clearly part of MSU landscaping. So, it looked funny to me.
Then I saw him kinda wave and when he moved a little I realized it was SAM! For those of you reading this that don’t know me, Sam is from my town in Western PA and we were both in East Lansing, MI at MSU. He, of course, is interning this summer at MSU. But I think it was pretty funny that we just saw each other on this campus, which is absolutely HUGE!
So, Sam introduced me to Juneberries. And they are GREAT! I wish Sam’s Mom was here to enjoy the edible fruits available everywhere at MSU and at my Mom’s house in Lansing, MI. She loves to discover edible foods — and obviously, Sam does too!