Healthy Food Database
Native to Asia, Europe, North and South America, blackberries have escaped cultivation and become naturalised in south eastern Australia. They have been used in Europe for over 2000 years; for eating, medicinal purposes, and because the hedges are prickly they were used to keep out marauders.
Often referred to as brambles, blackberries look very like raspberries but are a dark purply-black colour.
The purply -black colour is an indication of SO MUCH GOODNESS. Blackberries are packed full of anthocyanins - powerful antioxidants, which can help prevent chronic disease.
They are more expensive so buy them fresh to eat within 2 days and store on a plate over a layer of absorbent paper.
In Season: Autumn
Often attached to a high price tag - you'll find them in good quality greengrocers.
Buy them fresh to eat within 2 days - store on a plate over a layer of absorbent paper.
Tips & Tricks:
Because blackberries are expensive and can be quite bitter - mix them with other berries for a brightly coloured, exquisite-looking dessert.
If you stumble upon a bush laden with fruit, make a delicious blackberry pie - otherwise serve them as is.
Nutrition per 0.5 Cup:
Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*
* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.
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