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Blackberry    Description Top of Page

FAMILY: Rosaceae
COMMON NAME: Blackberry, Bramble fruit

Blackberry is an aggregate fruit. An aggregate fruit develops from the single flower with multiple pistils. Each fruit within the aggregate is botannically drupe. The size of the fruit vary from one to two inch. It is a juicy fruit with shiny thin skin.

Blackberry    Nutritional Value Top of Page

Blackberry is one of the mineral rich fruit. It is a good source of magnesium and pottasium.

Blackberry is a good source of dietary fiber.

It is a good source of Vitamin C

Blackberries are excellent antioxidants.

Blackberry    Health Benefits Top of Page
Antioxidants in blackberries helps to prevent cancer and heart diseases.

Every single cell in our body needs magnesium to produce energy which is rich in blackberries.

Blackberry    Varieties Top of Page
Lot of varieties of blackberries are available world wide. Boysen, Marion, Logan are some popular hybrids. Hull, Cherokee, Chester are some commercial blackberry varieties.
Blackberry    Botanical Facts Top of Page
The blackberry is a perennial plant. It belongs to a group of small fruits crops called brambles. Blackberry canes have small to large thrones. Now thornless cultivars are also available.
Blackberry    Select and Store Top of Page
Look for bright black color, fresh and clean blackberries. They should be plump and fresh in appearance. Over ripe berries will have very dull color.

Blackberries should be stored in cool places. Blackberries will keep in the refrigerator for two days. Wash the berries just before using them.

Blackberry    Uses Top of Page
Fresh blackberries taste good to eat raw. Blackberries are used to make jam, pie, juices and wines.
Blackberry    Nutrition chart Top of Page

* Amount in 100 grams of edible portion

ENERGY (kilocalories) 43
WATER(grams) 88.15
FAT(grams) 0.49
PROTEIN(grams) 1.39
FIBER(grams) 5.3
Fat Soluble:
Vitamin A (mcg-RAE) 11
Vitamin D -
Vitamin E (mg) 1.17
Vitamin K (mcg) 19.8
Water Soluble:
Vitamin C (mg) 21
Vitamin B
Riboflavin (mg) 0.026
Pyridoxine(B6) (mg) 0.03
Calcium 29
Iron 0.62
Magnesium 20
Phosphorus 22
Potassium 162
Sodium 1
Zinc 0.53
Copper 0.165
Manganese 0.646
Blackberry    Web reference Top of Page
Oregon Raspberry & blackberry commission

Driscolls Growers,Inc

Hursts berry farm