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Schizandra Berry Whole

Schizandra Berry Whole

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Schizandra berries are the fruits of a woody vine found throughout the forests of northern China. Because the flavor profile of the fruits reputedly includes salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter qualities, Schizandra berries are commonly called běi wǔ wèi zi, which translates to “five flavor berry.”

The whole Schizandra berries are added to tea blends and are used to make wines, cordials and syrups.

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information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound6.5
plant part usedberries

buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsKeep in an airtight container in a cool, dark cabinet.
appearance & aromaWrinkled pearl-like berries.


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culinaryUse to make teas, wines, cordials and syrups.

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[ tip: Combine whole schizandra berries with the raisin-like flavor of goji berries in teas and tonics. ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

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[ tip: Infuse a full tea pot of Schizandra with this extra-large strainer.  ~ from Monterey Bay Spice Company ]

Infuse a full tea pot of Schizandra with this extra-large strainer.

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flavor profile

schizandra berries

Despite its use in making teas and tonics, Schizandra is not very palatable as a culinary herb.

formulas & recipes

schizandra berries

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what else you should know

schizandra berries

Schizandra is a woody, climbing vine that is related to magnolia. The plant is native to China, where it is known as Wu Wei Zi and various other local names that translate to "five flavor berry" or "five fruit flavors." This is in reference to the fact that the fruit of this vine delivers all five taste sensations—salty, sweet, sour, pungent and bitter—at the same time.

Despite the interesting flavor profile, Schizandra berries aren’t the kind of fruit that you want to mix with yogurt or add to cereal. They are, however, an excellent choice for making restorative teas, tonics and other preparations, especially in combination with other herbs with similar energetics.

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