What is Marionberry?
Marionberry or Rubus Marion is one of the berry cultivars mostly cultivated in the United States. It originated through various hybridization process carried out various plants. It was first introduced in 1956 by George Waldo from the University of Oregon. It is a hybrid of Olallie and Chehalem, also known as ‘cabernet of blackberries’ because of its rich and earthy taste. It is one of the best tasting blackberries varieties. Besides its juiciness and unique taste, it also has many healthy components. Marionberry is a trailing vine with berries black in color which turn fleshy dark purple in color on ripening.
Use & Benefits:
Marionberries are rich in vitamins and minerals. It also contains some compounds like ellagic acid, a polyphenol with antioxidant and chemo-preventive properties. These berries also contain a considerable amount of vitamin C which minimizes the production of free radicals responsible for gradual deterioration and damage of the skin cells. It also acts anti-inflammatory agent, reducing inflammation from allergens or irritants. They lower the damage caused by bacterial infection to skin and hair. The extract is used in many skincare, hair care and personal care products.