Though the berries detach so easily from the stem when ripe that you can almost just brush them off, they are also very soft which makes them hard to pick without squishing them. The texture is a little fuzzy, and there are many little seeds that will find their way into the spaces between your teeth. The fruit of the very thimbleberries plants themselves are quite light in nutrients, the 100 milligrams of the fruits are estimated to contain 10 mg of carbohydrates, 0.33 mg of fat, 1 mg of proteins and 47 calories. Herb: Thimbleberry Latin name: Rubus parviflorus Synonyms: Rubus nutkanus Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family) Medicinal use of Thimbleberry: The leaves are antiemetic, astringent, blood tonic and stomachic. An infusion is used internally in the treatment of stomach complaints, diarrhoea and dysentery, anaemia, the spitting up of blood and to treat vomiting. Thimbleberries are a very healthy food; packed with anthocyanins! Thimbleberries get infected with the thimbleberry ringspot virus, powdery mildew, and root rot among a few other diseases. Ripe thimbleberries have an subtle honey and elderflower aroma, and a sweet/tart taste similar to a raspberry. Besides the macronutrients, thimbleberries â¦ But there is one constant: it is not a southern plant. Most of them can be easily contained with adequate precautions. When I hear the expression âIt is native toâ¦â I wince. Pests mostly include small birds, squirrels, and ants that feed on the fruits. Thimbleberries are good subshrubs for use as streamside erosion control. Nutrients of Thimbleberries. It forms thornless bramble thickets with good soil-binding attributes. And by southern, I mean anything below mid-Michigan. Thimbleberries are a circumpolar fruit found through Japan and Russia as well as much of North America. About 1/3 lb of thimbleberries make one eight-ounce jar of jam (using sugar as the sweetener) Thimbleberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, are super high in fiber, have a good amount of folic acid, are high in â¦ Because it is vigorous and adapts well to sun or shade, it makes a fine native species for re-vegetating disturbed moist areas, especially those spots located in shade. Thimbleberries ripen from green to white to pink to bright red, scarlet or crimson. It is home to everywhere. They can fully ripen quickly, sometimes in one day.