Selectingblackberries


When selecting blackberries look for plump, deep color, clean and fresh in appearance. Blackberries do not ship very well because they are highly perishable berry, so local grown blackberries are your best bet. Check blackberry containers for mold, overripe berries, and or leaky berries which is a sign of  distressed fruit.

Storing

Blackberries should be consumed shortly after purchase and will only last a few days refrigerated after purchase. Best when stored on a shallow tray single layer with paper towels placed over the top. Always remove moldy berries and consume the soft, overripe berries immediately and return the rest of the berries in to refrigeration. Like all berries blackberries freeze very well.

Preparation


Blackberries are a great addition to any diet, they can be enjoyed by the handfull, baked goods, breakfast cereals, pancakes, and yogurt or ice cream.  Blackberries make great jams, jellies and pies.


Nutrition Information


Blackberries are notable for their high nutritional contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid - a B vitamin, and the essential mineral, manganese (table).

Nutrients in raw blackberries

Nutrient

Value per 100 grams

 %Daily Value

Energy

43 kcal

 

Fiber, total dietary

5.3 g

21%

Sugars, total

4.9 g

 

Calcium, Ca

29 mg

3%

Magnesium, Mg

20 mg

5%

Manganese, Mn

0.6 mg

32%

Copper, Cu

0.2 mg

8%

Potassium, K

162 mg

5%

Sodium, Na

1 mg

0%

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

21 mg

35%

Vitamin A, IU

214 IU

4%

Vitamin K, mcg

20 mcg

25%

Folic acid, mcg

36 mcg

9%

Carotene, beta

128 mcg

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Lutein + zeaxanthin

118 mcg

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