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Wild Berries in the Yukon.

Gooseberry
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Gooseberry

(Ribes inerme, Ribes oxyacanthoides)

With a modest taste, berries can be collected and left to ripen if picked too early leaving them with a tart taste. The Gooseberries then can be dried for storage which would make them perfect to serve in the Arctic Restaurant during the long winter months. They are perfect for making jams as they have high levels of pectin. Frederick Trump would know this. The berries can be cooked and then spread to dry into a berry jerky. The fruit is green, purple, or black.

Hawthorn Berry or Haws for berry

(Crataegus)

Hawthorn Berries are called 'haws'. Haws have a texture that is mealy and almost tasteless. They can be dried for storage. A boiled mash, with the seeds strained out, can be spread to dry into cakes. Haws contain high levels of pectin, which make them great for mixing with other berries to make jams. They are also cooked with other fruits to prepare a Christmas punch. The young leaves and flower buds are also edible.

Hawthorn Berry
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Raspberry
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Raspberry

(Rubus idaeus, Rubus arcticus, Rubus pedatus)

The berry is sweet and best eaten fresh. They can be processed into jam, jelly, and candy. They make a great wine. Traditionally, indigenous peoples ate these raspberries with salmon. It is a compound berry and they are generally edible. They don't dry well because of the high-water content so the Arctic restaurant probably just served them fresh or processed.

Red Currant

(Ribes triste)

Red Currant berries are bright translucent red and are sour but palatable.

Red Currant Berry
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Saskatoon Berry
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Saskatoon Berry, Service Berry or Juneberry

(Amelanchier alnifolia)

The purple berry is mildly sweet to neutral. When the dried berries are mixed with meat and fat they make pemmican. The dried berries can be added to soups and stews.

Strawberry

(Fragaria virginiana)

Strawberry is sweet. Sundried Strawberry can be made by mashing the berry and spreading it out on sheets to be sundried. For flavoring you can use the flowers, leaves and stems. We like the sliced strawberries added to oatmeal and other cereals as we are sure the Arctic Restaurant under the management of Frederick Trump did too.

Strawberry
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Twisted Stalk Berry
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Twisted Stalk Berry

(Streptopus amplexifolius)

The Twisted Stalk berry has a cucumber-like taste. When eaten in large quantities they have a laxative effect.

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