What is a Yumberry?

Yumberry

One of my favorite things to do on a Sunday morning (while hubby is sleeping in) is going to the wet market and checking out the fresh and seasonal produce. Last Sunday I was on a mission to buy some lychees because they just came into season. And as I scanned the fruit stalls for lychees, I noticed one vendor selling baskets of purple berries (resembling jumbo raspberries) that I’ve never tried before.

It turns out the mysterious berry was a Yumberry (also known as Yang Mei / 杨梅). This fruit is native to China (popular in Shanghai) and has been around for centuries, but in recent years it has been promoted as a superfruit in the US and is primarily sold as a juice. Read more >>