Choose Blackberries... for flavor and health.
- Blackberries are low in calories, carbohydrates, and fat, which makes them great for
low carb and low calorie diets.
- Blackberries are rich in Vitamin C and fiber, both of which have been shown to help
reduce the risks of certain cancers.
- Blackberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound shown to have anti-cancer,
anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
- The cyanidin-3-glucoside in blackberries has also inhibited tumor growth and spread
in animal subjects.
- Their dark blue color comes from high levels of plant pigments like
anthocyanins, which work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body.
Blackberries have among the highest antioxidant levels of fruits regularly tested.
In fact, blackberries ranked first in total antioxidants per serving, in a study
published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in July, 2006.
- In Glastonbury, our blackberries are normally available during August.
Enjoy your blackberries...
- By the handful, fresh or frozen
- On cereal, pancakes, or waffles
- In salads In ice cream...or on it
- As pie or cobbler
- In smoothies
Taking care of your blackberries.
- Make sure your berries don’t get hot in the car on the way home after you
buy or pick them.
- Store them immediately in the refrigerator until ready to use.
- If you must transfer them, shallow, closed containers are best.
- Use blackberries as soon as possible, within 1-3 days.
- Don’t wash berries until just before using.
To freeze berries, just wash them, drain off excess water, and drop them into
a freezer bag or container. Use within 4-5 months. Adding sugar will preserve
flavor longer. To keep each berry separate, spread them on a tray or cookie
sheet, freeze, and then put them in a container.
Please visit our recipes page for many delicious treats you can make yourself with our produce.
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