Barberry is a thorny shrub 1 to 5 meters long. Its wood is red, brown, or yellow. Its leaves are oval with serrated teeth and its fruit is oval red and sour in taste. Barberry has antibacterial, antifungal properties. Barberry can prevent infections by preventing bacteria from attaching to human cells.

Healing properties of barberry nature
The properties of barberry are used to treat inflammation and cure various infections in the body. Barberry is rich in antioxidants that are effective in improving bladder infections, urinary tract infections, and gastrointestinal infections. The effect of barberry fruit in combating urinary tract infections is greater than its root. Barberry helps relieve sore throat, nasal congestion, sinusitis and bronchitis, and some other common respiratory disorders. Another property of barberry is that it also helps treat fungal infections of the skin.
There are more than sixty types of native barberry in Iran, which is the best barberry is in South Khorasan. Puffed barberry is the best type of barberry that is dried in a special way

Types of barberry that are exported in POD FOOD

  • Puffed Barberry:
    Puffed barberry is good-looking barberry. In early autumn, when the weather cools down, farmers separate the barberry from a branch of a tree and store it in a dark, cool warehouse with the same branch. This storage takes some time. And it takes a few months for the barberries to dry completely. Puffed barberry is more desirable and demanding due to its long drying time and beautiful appearance. The export of this Iranian barberry to world markets is booming.
  • Pomegranate seed barberry:
    Pomegranate seed barberry is harvested like puffed barberry in early autumn; But these barberries, unlike puffy barberries, are separated by branches and picked from the cluster, so these barberries dry faster. Place the barberries in the sun to dry completely. After drying, using the method of blowing the wind naturally or artificially, the crumbs are separated from the barberries and after this stage, the barberries are poured into the sorting machine, which can use razors, thorns, stones and Separate the sand from the barberry so that the product is ready for consumption.