A bunch of blackberries

How to select

Choose shiny blackberries without bruises or leakage.

How to prepare

Rinse berries in a colander and pat dry with a clean cloth or paper towel. Discard any shriveled or moldy berries.

How to store

Only wash blackberries right before use. Store blackberries in the fridge for 3-6 days. Blackberries can be kept in their original container or a plastic bag or container.

Peak season


Ways to use

  • Mix blackberries into yogurt with granola. 
  • Top cold or hot cereals with blackberries. 
  • Blend blackberries into a smoothie. 
  • Add blackberries to salads with nuts and cheese. 
  • Mix blackberries into pancake, waffle, or muffin batter for a pop of color and a boost of nutrients.

Fun facts

  • Blackberries are also known as brambleberries, bramble, dewberry, thimbleberry, and lawers. 
  • Blackberry leaves can be used to make tea. 
  • The dark color of blackberries is indicative of their high antioxidant content.

Nutrition info and facts

Blackberries are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and copper and are a good source of zinc. Eating blackberries can be good for your brain and prevent memory loss. Consumption of blackberries can help regulate blood sugars as they have a low glycemic index. One cup of blackberries contains about half the recommended daily amount of manganese (0.9 mg).

1 cup blackberries = 62 calories, 2 g protein, < 1 g fat, 14 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 7 g sugar

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