Learn all about Blackberries, and why they are good for you!

Nutrients in Blackberries!

  • Potassium
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B2
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium
  • Calcium
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Zinc

Benefits of Eating Blackberries!

  • Blackberries contain compounds that will help protect you from:
  • Heart Damage
  • Brain Damage
  • Cell Damage
  • High in antioxidants Which:
  • Aids in Lower Cholesterol
  • Protection from HIV infections
  • Protection from forms of cancer
  • High in Fiber,
  • Prevents Colon Cancer

A Blackberry-Cherry Smoothie Recipe!

  • 1 cup cherries, pitted
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 2 small bananas, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 8 ounces of filtered water
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History of Blackberries!

General History

  • The formal name of the blackberry is Rubus fructicosus.
  • Blackberries were always considered wild, so in the early days they were not gathered.
  • Identifying species is difficult because of so many types of blackberries.


  • It is hard to trace the origin since blackberries grow all over the earth. Might have been started growing in:
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Europe

Blackberry Fun Facts!

  • Has one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits
  • Promotes healthy tightening of tissue, which makes skin look younger
  • The high tannin content of blackberries will help prevent intestinal inflammation