Blackberry – a visual treat and a delight for your tastebuds

 
21-Nov-2008 by

 

blackberry creamHave you ever spent a moment looking at the beautiful fruit, Blackberry? This tasty fruit from the genus Rubus (in the Rosaceae rose family) is an adorable treat. I especially love the shiny black color (in addition to the taste of course) of the lovely healthy looking bunch that hangs on from the branches.

 

 

 

Being perennial is one advantage that stands in favor of this wonderful fruit. You can enjoy them all year long. The blackberry is a highly versatile fruit that is beneficial to us in many ways.

-     It yields a tasty honey and has a high medicinal value too. It is used effectively as a treatment for conditions like dysentery.

 -     Blackberries are known for their high nutritional value. A rich source of fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, minerals, folic acid, and manganese, did you ever think that you could actually derive so many benefits by biting into a few blackberries?

-      The tasty blackberries are extremely rich in antioxidants and are healthy for us in every single way. In fact, the blackberries have an Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or ORAC of 5347 for every 100 grams. This makes the blackberries a top-ranked fruit based on the ORAC.

Blackberries are the state fruit of Alabama. Include them in your daily diet and experience the wonderful difference. There is a lot you can do with the blackberries…from smoothies, desserts to tarts, breads, and pies.

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