Pineberry: properties, benefits, how to eat

Il Pineberry it is a fruit similar to strawberry but white in color. The flavor is reminiscent of pineapple and it is devoid of fragaria, so even those who are allergic to strawberries can consume it. Let's find out better.

> Description of the fruit

> Calories and nutritional values ​​of pineberry

> The color of the pineberry

> Contraindications of Pineberry

> Curiosity

> How to eat Pineberry

Pineberry: properties, benefits, how to eat



Description of the fruit

In nature, even in the plant kingdom, as among animals and fungi, the cases of albinism, a congenital anomaly that affects the pigmentation level, in some cases generating individuals who are strongly devoid of it, and therefore white.

Although it is often called "Albino strawberry", the pineberry is actually a hybrid of two American species of the genus Fragaria, the Chilean strawberry or beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) and the “Little Scarlet” (Fragaria virginiana), both genetic bases also of the common garden strawberry.

The pineberry was specially selected over many years, crossing numerous varieties until obtaining a plant capable of stably producing fruits with precise characteristics: a pineapple-like flavor and a white rather than red color.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of pineberry

Pineberry contains 107 kcal per 100 g.

In addition, 100 g of product contain:

  • Fats 0.2g
  • Sodium 1mg
  • Potassium 268mg
  • Carbohydrates 26.5g
  • Fibers 1.8g
  • Sugar 21.9g


The color of the pineberry

Food colors can tell us a lot about their chemical composition, so to understand why pineberry is white, we need to understand why the regular common strawberry is red. The strawberries we are used to have green fruits, which then turn white in development and acquire a strong red color at the end of ripening.

This color is given by a protein, absent in pineberry, called "Fragaria allergen A1"; this gives the possibility even to those who are allergic to strawberries to be able to consume pineberries.


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Pineberry: properties, benefits, how to eat


Contraindications of pineberry

There are no known contraindications.



  • The name pineberry comes from the union of the English terms for pineapple (pineapple) and strawberry (strawberry).
  • Pineapple fruits are smaller than common strawberries and have red colored seeds.
  • In 2003 she was on the verge of extinction and was rescued by some Dutch growers.


How to eat pineberry

Very similar to the use of strawberry it can be eaten fresh and natural. Adding sweetener such as brown sugar, honey or malt softens the sour taste of pineberry-only fruit salad. For those who are already fond of sour taste, it can even increase the taste by adding lemon juice to the fruit salad.

We can prepare sorbets with only pineberry or with other varieties of fruit being careful not to mix it with too sweet or pasty fruits such as bananas. The pineberry it also lends itself well as an exotic and particular decoration and it can be a garnish of refined and special dishes to amaze guests by telling about this strange and particular fruit.


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