Wild barberry which is known to treat a range of ailments ranging from digestive problems to liver problems is rich in nutrients.
Barberry also contains a unique compound called berberine that fights bacteria and viruses.
Barberry is rich in a variety of B vitamins that are essential for the general health of the body.
A serving of barberry is rich in antioxidants that fight free radicals and reduce the risk of premature aging.
In Afghan and Iranian cooking berberis (barberry) flavors rice dishes known as Polow (in Persian) and Pilau (in Dari).
In Iran it is used in kookoo-ye sabzi (an herb omelet) and Zereshk polow (rice mixed with barberry served with chiken).
In India pickled barberries are served with curries or used like raisins in desserts.
Clean and rinse with water before use