Ohelo berries facts

Ohelo berries are healthy for consumption. It is grown around the volcanic places such as Hawaii and Maui. Ohelo berry is also known as vaccinium reticulatum or ohelloberry. It has sweet taste. Ohelo Berry has numerous small seeds in it. Ohelo berries can red, orange, yellow, purple and blue.

Name Ohelo Berries
Scientific Name Vaccinium reticulatum
Native Available at high elevations on an Islands of Hawaii and Maui.
Common/English Name Tree Ohelo, Ohelo Kau La’au
Plant Growth Habit Small, shrub, evergreen
Growing Climate Subtropical, tropic or mediterranean
Soil Well drained
Plant Size Height: 0.1-1.3 m (0.33-4.27 ft.)
Lifespan Perennial
Leaf Evergreen, arranged spirally, oval, leathery, red, green; Length: 1-3 cm (0.39-1.18 inch)
Flowering Season April-September
Flower Bell shaped, yellow to red, pink; Length: 8-12 mm (0.31-0.47 inch)
Fruit shape & size Berry, Diameter: 8-14 mm (0.31-0.55 inch)
Fruit color Blue to purple to red to yellow to orange
Flavor Insipid, tangy to sweet
Fruit Taste Tart, sweet
Seed Small, numerous, flat
Fruit Season Autumn
Major Nutritions Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 8.4 mg (9.33%)
Vitamin A, RAE 59 µg (8.43%)
Carbohydrate 9.58 g (7.37%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.05 mg (3.85%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.378 mg (2.36%)
Phosphorus, P 14 mg (2.00%)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.024 mg (2.00%)
Magnesium, Mg 8 mg (1.90%)
Iron, Fe 0.13 mg (1.63%)
Potassium, K 53 mg (1.13%)
Health Benefits
  • Prevents scurvy
  • Treats common cold
  • Vasodilator activity
  • Lead toxicity
  • Treat cancer
  • Eye health
  • Skin health
  • Treat measles
  • Enhance immunity
  • Treat urinary stones
Calories in 1cup (140 gm) 39 Kcal.
Traditional uses
  • Treat stomach pains
  • Cures an abdominal pain
  • Enhance immune power
  • Promotes digestion
  • Allergic reactions
  • Excessive consumption should be avoided.
How to Eat
  • Consumed raw
  • Made jellies, jams, spreads and pies
  • Used as an appetizer