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
- 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?
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- 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.)
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Nutritional information on Blackberry
NB:Carbohydrate, by difference(total carbs-fiber) is also called net carbs