Blackberries (Rubus Fruticosus) (aka: brambles, and dewberries) are soft, black, mushy fruits composed of a cluster of many round small balls which can sometimes contain seeds.
Health Benefits of Blackberries
*Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Blackberries, and may not necessarily be related to Blackberries.
Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Blackberries + Complete Nutrition FactsVitamin C | Vitamin K | Vitamin E | Manganese |
More information on Blackberries
How to choose Blackberries: Look for bright vibrant blackberries which show no signs of stickiness, wilting, or molding. Try to get a sample to taste.
Climate and origin: Perhaps native to both Europe and North America, blackberries grow best in temperate to sub-tropical climates (zones 5-8 in the U.S.). Certain varieties have been adapted to grow in even warmer or cooler conditions.
Taste: Depending on type and variety, blackberries can have a mushy sweet taste to a gritty sour/bitter taste.
Miscellaneous information: Blackberries were known in the time of ancient Greeks who valued them for their medicinal properties believing they alleviated pains of the throat and mouth, and that they could prevent gout.
Similar tasting produce: Blueberries, Raspberries,
Recipes using Blackberries: Blackberry Apple Almond Salad
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