I am sometimes asked why some Schizandra berries appear to have a bloom coating them and some not and as far as I can ascertain the answer is simply because some of the harvest comes from Northern China (apparently the best quality) and from where this product was derived and some from the Southern provinces. It is colder in the north and the berries there are often frosted and better for it before harvesting (as in Sloe berries here where the folklore is that one shouldn’t pick them before the first frosts) the theory being that the frost concentrates and preserves better the chemical constituents in the dried fruit.
Schizandra products are derived from the small, bright red, berry-like fruit of a hardy vine of the magnolia family. Schizandra is native to China as well as parts of Japan, Korea, and Russia.
Two dozen additional species of schizandra also exist, all indigenous to Asia with the exception of a relatively rare schizandra vine native to woody areas of North Carolina and neighboring states. The Chinese refer to dried schizandra berries as wu-wei-zi.
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