weight: 125 gm
Blackberries are known by a variety of different names including brambleberries, dewberries, and thimbleberries.
These plump, colorful berries are plucked from prickly cane bushes when they're ripe, so it's best to enjoy this tart summer treat as soon as possible.
• Blackberries are rich in bioflavonoids and Vitamin C, but other nutritional benefits include a very low sodium count and having only 62 calories to a cup.
• Consumption of blackberries can help to promote the healthy tightening of tissue, which is a great non-surgical procedure to make skin look younger
• Prolonged consumption also helps keeps your brain alert, thereby maintaining clarity of thought and good memory.
• Blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits. Antioxidants, well-known for lowering the risk of a number of cancers
Calorie count: 62 Cal per one cup
Try Blackberries in this and enjoy
Show off the berry's versatility by making a quick pickle to toss with a green salad:
• Gently mash 6-10 berries and sprinkle with a teaspoon of brown sugar and a few twists on a black pepper grinder
• Add 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar and let the mixture marinate for 5 minutes
• Toss with 4 cups of arugula, spinach or romaine
• Drizzle with 1/4 cup of olive oil and toss
Season to taste with salt and additional pepper
How to store:
• Don't wash berries until you're ready to use them. To keep fresh, place in a single layer, loosely cover, and store in the produce drawer.
• Blackberries also hold up well in the freezer. Gently wash the berries in a colander and dry on paper towels. Arrange the dry fruit on a cookie sheet, so they aren't touching each other and freeze overnight. Store in a sealed plastic bag and use in smoothies or milkshakes.