Blackberries Nutritional Profile
value (calories per serving): Low
vitamin contribution: Vitamin A, vitamin C Major mineral contribution:
the Nutrients in Blackberries
Blackberries have no starch but do contain sugars and dietary fiber,
primarily pectin, which dissolves as the fruit matures. Unripe
blackberries contain more pectin than ripe ones.
cup fresh blackberries has 1.5 g dietary fiber and 15 mg vitamin C (25
percent of the RDA).
Most Nutritious Way to Serve Blackberries
Plump, firm dark berries with no hulls. A firm, well-rounded berry is
still moist and fresh; older berries lose moisture, which is why their
Baskets of berries with juice stains or liquid leaking out of the
berries. The stains and leaks are signs that there are crushed—and
possibly moldy—berries inside.
berries and refrigerate them. Then use them in a day or two.
wash berries before storing. The moisture collects in spaces on the
surface of the berries that may mold in the refrigerator. Also, handling
the berries may damage their cells, releasing enzymes that can destroy