Blackberry

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Blackberry fruits
Blackberry fruits

Blackberries are a type of berries that are black or very dark purple edible aggregate fruit of any of various bushes of the genus Rubus

Interesting facts about blackberries

  • Are you aware that blackberries have a dark purple to black color?
  • Are you aware that Mexico is the leading producer of blackberries?
  • Are you aware that that Oregon is the chief producer of blackberries in the U.S.?
  • Are you aware that blackberries can grow wild like weeds? (You may find some growing in your yard or along country roads.)
Picking natural blackberries in Finland
Picking natural blackberries in Finland
  • Are you aware that blackberries grow wild in the United Kingdom & Ireland?
  • Are you aware that blackberries are red during their unripe phase?
  • Are you aware that blackberries contain many drupelets or mini seeds?
  • Are you aware that blackberries are not hollow like raspberries? (Blackberries are picked with a solid center while raspberries have a hollow center.)
  • Are you aware that blackberry leaves are food for some caterpillars & deer?
  • Are you aware that many blackberry plants contain sharp thorns, also known as prickles?
  • Are you aware that they have developed blackberry plants without thorns or prickles?
Ketometer five - once in awhile
Ketometer five - once in awhile
  • Are you aware that many blackberry plants do not produce fruit till the 2nd or 3rd year of growth?
  • Are you aware that the peak season for blackberries is June & July? (Winter berries usually are imported from countries such as Chile.)
  • Are you aware that blackberries are used in desserts, jams, seedless jellies, pies, crumbles, candy and wine?
  • Are you aware that bees that nourish on blackberry flowers produce a medium to dark, fruit honey?
  • Are you aware that blackberries are a delicate fruit and should be eaten within a few days? (They are not as delicate as raspberries.)
  • Are you aware that blackberries are high in fiber and vitamins C and K? (Fiber is important for healthy digestion. Vitamin C protects body from disease & keeps cells healthy. Vitamin K helps blood clot.)
  • Are you aware that 1 cup of blackberries contains half the daily recommended intake for vitamin C?
  • Are you aware that blackberries are rich in phytochemicals? (Phytochemicals are believed to help fight cancer cells.)
  • Did you know blackberries should not be washed until you are ready to eat them? (Moisture will ruin the berries and often tends to create mold.)
Blackberries, raw
Portion 100 g
Fiber, total dietary 5.3 g
Calcium, Ca 29 mg
Iron, Fe 0.62 mg
Vitamin A, IU 214 IU
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 21 mg
Protein 1.39 g
Total lipid (fat) 0.49 g
Carbohydrate, by difference 9.61 g
Energy 181 kcal
Sugars, total including NLEA 4.88 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium, Na 1 mg
Fatty acids, total saturated 0.014 g

Nutritional information on Blackberry

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NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs

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