Blackberries grow on thorny bushes called brambles and are native to Europe.
The blackberry is technically not just one fruit. Each blackberry consists of 80-100 small drupelets that are circularly arranged, similar to a miniature grape bunch. Each blackberry has a juicy pulp, a single tiny seed, and measures three to four centimetres long.
- 100 grams contains 35 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C which is beneficial for the body to fight of infections and build up immunity. (1)
- Has one of the highest Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) which indicates its antioxidant capabilities which scavenge free radicals and prevent ageing skin and the formation of chronic diseases. (2)
- Nutrient-rich in B vitamins which help to metabolise carbohydrates, proteins and fats. (3)
- Low in sodium and calories, with only 43 calories per 100 gram serving, which help to promote weight loss. (4)
- An excellent source of both soluble and insoluble fibre which is hugely beneficial to help cleanse the colon. (5)
- Contains the trace minerals copper, manganese, magnesium, potassium and folic acid which all combine to maintain the fluidity between cells and blood flow around the body. (6) (7)
Blackberry Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||4|
|Total Fat||0 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||10 g||3%|
|Dietary Fibre||5 g||21%|
|Vitamin A4%||Vitamin C||35%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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