Blackberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
Amount per serving
|Calories :43||Calories from Fat :|
|Calcium ||29 %|
Buy blackberries when they are at their peak supply (and quality) locally - and freeze. Freeze in a single layer on a cookie sheet and then put into a container and remove just what you need for your morning yogurt or juicing.
The ancient Greeks used Blackberries as a cure for mouth and throat diseases and for preventing gout.
Blackberry leaves were once used as a hair dye. The English herbalist, Nicholas Culpeper, advised boiling Blackberry leaves in a lye solution to "maketh the hair black".
Blackberry tea was said to be a cure for dysentery during the Civil War. During outbreaks of dysentery, temporary truces were declared to allow both Union and Confederate soldiers to "go blackberrying" to forgage for blackberries to ward off the disease.