Blackberries are in season in the late summer and -- other than being delicious -- we've gathered the top 5 reasons why you should buy them, plus what to do with them!
They're nutrient rich. That deep color means blackberries are loaded with antioxidants, which work best in tandem with fiber. They've got that covered, too, with 8 grams per cup.
They help tame allergies. Blackberries contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which acts like a natural antihistamine to reduce inflammation.
They satisfy your sweet tooth (without sugar overload). With only 62 calories and 7 grams of sugar per cup, blackberries are lower in sugar than most other summer fruits.
They can be hard to read. Blackberries are ripe when their glossy shine turns a bit dull. To make sure they're not past their prime, tilt the box; if the berries roll around, you're good.
They'll keep well with the right care. Keep delicate (and pricey!) blackberries fresh longer by rinsing them just before using.
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