Blackberries

  • Fresh season typically August 10th through Sept 15th
  • Blackberries are a soft and delicate fruit which grows on thorny bushes or trailing vines.
  • Technically, the blackberry is a drupelet, or a cluster of fruits, like a bunch of grapes, and the seed inside each drupelet contributes to the berry’s nutrient value.
  • Studies show blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant contents per serving of any food tested.

Health Benefits

  • As in other kinds of bush berries, blackberries too packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health.
  • The berries are very low in calories. 100 g provide just 43 calories. Nonetheless, they are rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 g whole berries consist of 5.3 g or 14% RDA of fiber).
  • Blackberries compose significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid, tannin), quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol, and salicylic acid.
  • Scientific studies suggest that these antioxidant compounds may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

The 2018 season is now over.  See you all again next summer!

Farm fresh berries from a scenic Hillsboro Oregon homestead since 1853