Blackberries

By Victoria

Blackberries

Vitamins:


Vitamin C

Vitamin A

Vitamin K

Vitamin E


Minerals:


Folate

Magnesium

Copper

Potasium


Health Benefits:


Can protect you from heart, brain, and cell damage.

Blackberries improve Heart Function.


Recipe:


Blackberry Jam


Supplies:


3 cups blackberries

1 1/4 cup sugar


Directions:


In a non-reactive pan, mash the blackberries with a potato masher. Add the sugar and heat the contents over medium heat, stirring gently, until the sugar is dissolved. Raise the heat to medium-high and boil the mixture until a drop mounds in a chilled dish.


Pour the jam into a jar and cap the jar tightly. Store in refrigerator. This jam should keep for several weeks.


History:


The origin of the blackberries is not really known, since they profilerate all over the globe. It is likely they were first in Asia, North & South America, and Europe. Greeks and Romans used blackberries in medicine, and American Indians used blackberries for food, medicine, and dye.


Resources:


http://www.food.com/recipe/small-batch-blackberry-jam-381076


http://www.doctoroz.com/blog/susan-evans-md/cancer-and-superfoods


http://berryhealth.fst.oregonstate.edu/health_healing/fact_sheets/blackberry_facts.htm


http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/berry-easy-dessert-recipe.html