Blackberries

Blackberries

Rich in flavour and nutrients, blackberries are a perfect snack to enjoy straight from the punnet.

  • Blackberries are brimming with flavonoids, a type of antioxidant that gives the blackberry its colour
  • Blackberries contain high amounts of salicylic acid which is great for your skin
  • Blackberries contain astringent tannins that are great for oral hygiene
  • A handful of blackberries provide half an adult’s RDA of manganese, necessary for bone development and nutrient absorption

 

Nutritional Information

Blackberries 80g
Calories (kcal)20
Fat (g)0.2
Saturates (g)0
Total sugars (g)4.8
Salt (g)0
Fibre (g)2.5
Folate (mcg)27 (14% RDA)
Vitamin C (mg)12 (15% RDA)
Vitamin E (mg)1.9 (16% RDA)
Manganese (mg)1.12 (56% RDA)

 

Varieties

The types of Blackberries sold in the UK include:

  • Chester
  • Driscoll’s Carmel
  • Driscoll’s Cowles
  • Loch Ness
  • Loch Tay
  • Karaka Black
  • Obsidian

 

Origin

Blackberries sold in the UK are grown in Europe, North America and Mexico meaning that a constant supply of blackberries are available throughout the year. The British blackberry season begins in July, reaches its peak in August and continues until the first frosts in November.