What are Saskatoons?
- Saskatoons look very similar to blueberries and can be used interchangably with blueberries in recipes.
- Saskatoons are a member of the rose family and the fruits are not actually berries but pomes, like apples.
- Saskatoons were a staple food of the Plains Natives. The name comes from the Cree word “Mis-sask-quah-too-mina”.
- Saskatoons were the only fruit available on the prairie for early settlers.
- Other names for saskatoons include: serviceberry, Juneberry, shadberry, sugar pear and Indian pear.
When putting saskatoons in the freezer, do not wash them before freezing. Only wash them immediately before using them.
Saskatoons can be frozen to use later (which is what I usually do), dried or used fresh in many different ways, some of which I will share with you below.
How to Make Pemmican With Saskatoons
How We Usually Use Saskatoons
Have you ever had saskatoons before? How do you use them?
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