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
  • 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. 


 

[1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23697506

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23697506

 

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.