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
Blackberries contain a wide range of nutrients, including vitamins C and E, beta-carotene, potassium and magnesium as well as fibre and other plant nutrients that have numerous health benefits. These include flavonoids, which have powerful anti-inflammatory and immune system benefits. They also give blackberries their deep purple colour.
Eating berries, especially blackberries, could have a role to play in wound healing. effective for those with sores, ulcers or other wounds.The new research analysed the anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties of a selection of strawberry and blackberry fruits. The scientists found that blackberries were particularly good at helping to suppress reactive oxygen species (molecules that are produced when tissues are injured). Berry proanthocyanidins – the very compounds that give berries their red, blue, or purple colours also appeared to reduce nitric oxide synthesis – a compound also involved in wound repair.
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.
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