Blackberries
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Blackberries were enjoyed before recorded history. We know this because from the Stone Age to around 8000 B.C. human nourishment was obtained by "gathering" berries. Later as human life progressed, farming replaced gathering and edible berries were "picked".

When ripe, blackberries are a purple-black color. Blackberries taste best when their pre-mature glossy shine becomes dull and their color is more black than purple. Some varieties contain seeds, and depending on ripeness blackberries taste tart-to-sweet.

Season

Blackberries start to grow and ripen from Spring into Fall. The peak season for Blackberries in the US starts in July and ends around August.

Availability

Blackberries are available year round but best in the Summer months.

Cultivation

Production

Varieties

Purchasing

When purchasing fresh whole Blackberries, look for Blackberries that are shiny, black/blue in color and are firm to the touch.

Storage

Store fresh whole Blackberries unwashed in the refrigerator. With most Berries, when stored with any surrounding moisture increases the decaying process dramatically.

Fresh Blackberries will last 2-4 days refrigerated and approximetly 1 year frozen.

Culinary Uses

Blackberries are low in Pectin, which gives the ability when cooking with them to use blackberries as a natural Thickener.

Portion Size

Allow 3-5 Blackberries per person.

Pairings

Cinnamon, Cloves, Mint, Salt, Sugar, Vanilla, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Blueberries, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Melons, Nectarines, Oranges, Peaches, Raspberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Ginger, Salads, Butter, Cheese, Cream, Ice Cream, Cream Cheese, Creme Fraiche, Mascarpone, Sour Cream, Yogurt, Chicken, Duck, Fish, Pork, Turkey, Brandy, Grand Marnier, Honey, Wine, Sauces

Substitutes

Boysenberries, Mulberries

Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value USDA
BLACKBERRIES,RAW
Amount Per 100g
Calories 43
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
3%
Potassium 162mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
20%
Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

Blackberries are high in fiber and vitamin C and a good source of folate, potassium and other important minerals. They are cholesterol free, and naturally low in fat and sodium.

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes