Types Of Berries For Cooking

A bowl of fruit sitting on top of a wooden table

In determining the best types of berries for cooking, a number of factors must be considered. Some berries have been canned and frozen, while others have gone natural. Others may be picked by hand or made into jams and preserves. In any case, it is important to know how the berries are grown.

Picking and storing berries that are used for cooking is a skill. Often the berries are picked shortly before they ripen, then stored in cool, dark places, typically under blankets or inside freezer bags. The refrigeration slows the ripening process. The sugars can be masked by the covering. The berries have been cooked, and the sugars have been converted to sugars, which the enzymes can use to create great flavor in sauces and desserts.

Pure Blackberries For Cooking:

Types Of Berries For Cooking
Types Of Berries For Cooking

They are called blackberries, but they are the fruit of the Waterbury plant. When picking berries, you will find that the canes on the fruit are not very dense, so even though the berries are tender, it is best to leave them in the field and pick them later. There are many types of berries with varying shapes, colors, and textures. Blackberries have soft, juicy flesh. They also have a hint of chocolate flavor.

In addition to brown, black, and red, there are pinks, purples, oranges, whites, and even tropical fruits. Many cooking recipes call for a combination of these, but it is important to note that some cooking methods for each category require more attention. Best types of berries to cook for a chocolate fondue include:


Fresh, firm, and sweet, bananas make a wonderful dessert. To make sure that the end result is tasty, freeze bananas as soon as possible after buying them. Freezing the bananas will help freeze the membranes and turn them to a pulp, and when they thaw, the flavor is the same as when they were fresh. Frozen bananas also make great treats during the cold months.

Again, frozen, and when you do pick them, freeze them small amounts, using them as confections only. A really great type of kiwi to cook is in a cinnamon-sugar syrup.


Blueberries can be enjoyed alone and cooked up in jams and jellies. Choose a blueberry that has been frozen right before you pick it, and that is the type that cooks up well when frozen.


They can be dried, as strawberries usually are, and when they thaw they are still nice and juicy. Choosing the best types of berries to cook are:

Blackberries- Berries For Cooking:

They are more tart than the other types of berries, so that is why they are best to use for desserts. When used as a topping, they give just the right amount of tartness without being too tart.

Jelly- Berries For Cooking:

Types Of Berries For Cooking
Types Of Berries For Cooking

 This type of berry does not freeze well. However, the texture of the jelly, compared to strawberry jelly, is very different. It is a little less creamy and a little sweeter.

Organic types have a beautiful color and often they do not have the white, yellow, or orange hue as the others. They tend to be smaller, though the flavor is very good.

It is easy to learn to pick berries when you want to. Check out my website for my best picks of the best types of berries to cook for!

Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter
Subscribe to our monthly Newsletter