Edible and poisonous fruit


Edible fruits are rich in many valuable nutrients, such as sugars and vitamin A., B i C. Animals know this too. Except for birds or mammals, some insects also eat fruit. However, you can enrich your vegetarian diet with an edible worm, which you will find in the center of the fruit. Remember, so as not to get overfished with one kind of fruit.

In countries with warmer climates, wild grapevines are common (Vitis). In addition to the grapes, you can eat the leaves after cooking. Various species of wild strawberries (Fragaria) they grow in forests and dry meadows in Eurasia, North and South America. Its fruits are very sweet, tasty and rich in vitamin C..

Cloudberry (Rubus chamaemorus)
It grows in the cold and temperate zones of the Northern Hemisphere. This blackberry-like plant achieves 30 cm in height, it has white flowers and fruit similar to raspberry fruit.

Martyr (Passion flower)
It grows in the tropics and subtropics, especially in South America, climber with palmate or lobed leaves and white or purple flowers. The edible passion fruit is large, purple berries, very juicy.

Red bilberry (Vaccinium)
In other words, the lingonberry yielding berries rich in vitamins, grows in the tundra and temperate forests.

Juniper (Juniperus)
It is most common in mountainous regions of the Northern Hemisphere; coniferous tree or shrub. In some regions of North America it is sometimes called ,,Oregon grapes ". Mature, blue cones can be eaten, though they have a bit of a tart taste.


The fruits attract animals, which, by eating them, spread seeds. Many poisonous plants produce berries, which appear edible. They pose a danger to a person, which must survive in the field, eating only what it finds. As with mushrooms, or roots and tubers, it's best to learn to recognize several edible varieties, and avoid other fruits.

Wild wine (Parthenocissus)
The dark blue or purple berries of this temperate plant resemble grapes. The berries of the vine-like climbing plants are inedible.

Rowan (Sip)
Although the fruits of some species are quite eatable, most often the white berries of this plant are poisonous. Better not to eat any fruit. Poisonous white berries also have staphylococcus and some species of the nightshade family.

Wild strawberry (Duchesnea)
The fruit resembles strawberries; they are deadly poisonous. The plant grows in the tropics of Asia and North America.

Many plants growing especially in the equatorial and tropical zones have poisonous fruit. Some of them are not too dangerous, only after eating more they can cause diarrhea or nausea. Others contain extremely powerful toxins, even a small dose can prove fatal. In wild terrain, the risk of poisoning increases, and its consequences may turn out to be more dangerous, if the body is already exhausted. Among the common plants with poisonous fruits, the nightshade should be mentioned (Atropha), whose shiny black fruits are deadly poisonous. In contrast, the purple berries of spotted pictures (Arum) cause severe stomach ailments after eating. Also, eating black or white black grape berries (Actaea) threatens with stomach discomfort and vomiting. Even the fruit of the wild apple tree (Malus) eaten in large quantities cause diarrhea. The Kulczyba tree growing in the tropics and subtropics (Strychnos) it has an orange-like fruit, whose seeds contain the deadly strychnine.