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Blackberries


I thought I remembered all of the black foods in my post yesterday on the black food trend, but I forgot one very important black food!

BLACKBERRIES!

Blackberries are really tart and quite large compared to most of the other berries. I like to mix them with raspberries, strawberries, and blueberries. They complement the other berries nicely.

Blackberries are really high in antioxidants and fiber. The seeds in blackberries are much larger than other berries, so it is the highest fiber berry available. It is also high in Vitamin C and contains numerous phytochemicals such as quercetin, cyanidin, tannin, and flavonoids.

Blackberries originally came from England and Asia and it is thought that migratory birds spread the seeds from the east to the west coast in the US.

Blackberries are wonderful fresh in fruit salads, on yogurt, or with cereal. Many people also like to use fresh or frozen blackberries in smoothies. You can also make jam, pie or a wonderful blackberry cobbler out of them.

What is your favorite way to eat blackberries?

Picture of blackberries courtesy of threelayercake
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Tara Gidus is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition and fitness.

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