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Planting & Growing This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape.
Eating too many buffaloberries in any form causes diarrhea (Marles et al. 2000: 169) and may be fatal. The substance that causes the buffaloberry to become frothy when beaten is called saponin, which is utilized commercially as a foam producer and is thought to cause the fruits bitter flavor (Angier  1974: 30).
Researchers who collected wild buffaloberries in North and South Dakota found the tiny red, slightly sour fruits are rich in lycopene — an antioxidant that appears to lower the risk of certain types of cancers — as well as an acidic compound called methyl-lycopenoate that can be used as a natural food colorant.
Buffalo berry prefers well-drained soils with a pH of slightly acid to alkaline. The roots are prone to damage if they dry so keep moist when planting; but once established plants are drought tolerant. Both male and female plants are required for fruiting – one male for a number of females within 15m (50ft) or […]
Forget about blueberries, buffaloberries are the next big superfruit. Researchers have discovered antioxidants and nutrients in this bright red fruit that may lead to potential health benefits. Lycopene, is an antioxidant and carotenoid that is known for giving fruits and vegetables, such as tomato, their color.