What do you think of cloudberries?

Known as the gold of the boreal forests. Wild and impossible to cultivate.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i found some walking around the tundra bored out of my mind in alaska. i wished they were more acidic, they were kinda monochrome flavor wise but it was exciting to find them

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      is this like some ai meme, i dont think these are real

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        go to the pnw and take a walk in the woods bro you'd never believed how many varieties of rosids grow out there and they all taste shades of the same. there's also like 7 different kinds of blueberries, and then currants and gooseberries too

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >currants and gooseberries
          Two more things

          Love em but I've not had any fresh in decades. Just jams.

          haven't had in decades. : (
          Gooseberries and currants are illegal fresh where I live. We buy red ones frozen for black cake at Christmas.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Don't forget bilberries, 100 times tastier than American "blue berries"

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >illegal fresh
            the hell, why?

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              usgov

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They spread disease to trees that were used in the lumber industry. It's not illegal anymore but just not that common since it was illegal for so long.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                ahh damn that's unfortunate. I wonder if it's traceable to monocropping pines or if it's an issue in natural ecosystems as well.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >It's not illegal anymore
                Where you are. Where I am, it still is, kinda. More on that below.

                ahh damn that's unfortunate. I wonder if it's traceable to monocropping pines or if it's an issue in natural ecosystems as well.

                I live near one of of the largest pine forest nature reserves in the US so it's not about the lumber industry here per se, I don't think. It's just potentially bad for the local ecosystem.
                You can, however apply for a permit to grow certain ribes species on your own land and they'll give it to you if you live sufficiently far from the forest itself. Guess where I bought my house? Not far enough away.
                Still, they cannot be sold fresh anywhere in the state, even permitted species and there are some ribes that you just can't grow under any circumstances. Blackcurrants, for example, are completely banned.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Your image shows salmonberries, but you neglected to mention them. I've got some growing in my yard under a Douglas fir. They vary from an orange color closely resembling bunches of salmon roe, to a mix of red/orange, to a deep red almost like a blackberry. I've also got some thimbleberries growing under a Sitka spruce. Thimbleberries are like an even more delicate raspberry.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i just chucked em all under the blanket of 'rosids' because there's a different variety growing on the sunny and shady side of every hill in the PNW. that one out of 15 salmon berries that actually taste like something imo mog one note sweet cloudberries

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You know why they call them gooseberries, right?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're real, I used to know a finnish guy who talked about how good cloudberry jam was all the time and I always thought he was fricking with me

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >i dont think these are real
        I've got a few jars of cloudberry jam in store.
        It's great on fresh waffles.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Supposedly they prevent cancer but that's everything that people are trying to sell, isn't it?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      many many substances will kill cancer in a petri but are useless as medicine in practice

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Love em but I've not had any fresh in decades. Just jams.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Best berry for ice cream.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like them in dessertd. Cloudberry tart I think it's called in English.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that looks so good I doubt that it is actually real

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        never seen a cheesecake before?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cheesecakes always look impossibly good before I eat them.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          thats no ordinary cheesecake

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cloudberry is pretty common in finland at least
    pretty annoying to eat due to the seeds so they're better filtered through a sieve

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They grow in swamps in the PNW

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My local Eastern European grocery store had cloudberry jam. It was delicious, like a citrusy blackberry flavor. Wasn’t a big fan of how big the seeds were though.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tried the jam from ikea and it tasted ok, nothing special. The issue was that its 90% seeds.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    goyslop

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Now say humiliation ritual

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Grew up in Northern Quebec where these grow naturally but ate very rare. The old women who pick them guard their locations carefully because they're not abundant, but highly prized.
    They're delicious, particularly when frozen or turned into a rough compote. They're very sour and tangy, but with sugar or mixed in with sweet berries, it makes a wonderful medley. The berries themselves are, like I said, tart but they have a richness to them that coats the mouth which is exacerbated when frozen. I love them mixed with flaked and salted fish, on top of sweet dishes like cheesecake or on top of vanilla ice cream. You're very lucky if you've had them because they are quite rare.

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