The blackberry is a fruit that grows on bushes of the Rosaceae family. Native to Asia and Europe, it is a fruit as exquisite as it is full of health benefits. Here are some interesting facts about blackberries!
1. Blackberries are packed with vitamin C
Just one cup of raw blackberries has 30.2 milligrams, half the daily recommended value.
2. Blackberries may boost brain health
Eating berries may improve brain health and help prevent memory loss, according to a review published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
3. Blackberries are good for oral health.
Blackberries have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities against some types of bacteria that cause gum disease and cavities.
What is the best way to eat blackberries?
Blackberries can be eaten fresh or cooked, although cooking does seem to reduce their antioxidant status. Don't shy away from purchasing frozen blackberries either. It's a great way to add berries into your diet when they are out of season. Also, any fruit needs to be at its peak ripeness to be frozen, so consuming frozen veg and fruit maybe not only practical but also healthy.