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Small fleshy fruits containing one or several usually edible seeds; when they grow together in clusters, each fruit is called a seed.
berries [1] bilberry red whortleberry blueberry gooseberry grape currant black currant

bilberry click to hear

Although not related to it, this berry of Europe and Asia resembles the blueberry and is used like it.

red whortleberry click to hear

Closely related to the cranberry, this small tart berry is somewhat bitter and rarely eaten raw; it is used instead to make sauces, jams and desserts.

blueberry click to hear

Little known outside its native North America, it is primarily eaten plain or in desserts; the lowbush variety is the sweetest.

gooseberry click to hear

Larger than the clustered berries, it is especially popular in Europe; the British use it to make a chutney that is served with mackerel.

grape click to hear

This variously colored fruit of the vine is enjoyed worldwide, either plain, cooked, dried or in juice; it is also the main ingredient in wine.

currant click to hear

Small red or white currant primarily eaten cooked due to its sour taste; its juice can replace vinegar in salad dressing.

black currant click to hear

Black berry primarily used to make coulis, jellies, wine and liqueurs such as crème de cassis, an ingredient in kir.