The Little Berry with the Big Punch

johnnydodStarred Page By johnnydod, 27th Mar 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/139ekarl/
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You either love them or you hate them but the fact remains this little berry is bursting with goodness

Also know as Brambles

The blackberry AKA bramble berries, brambles, dewberry or thimble berry is an amazing powerful little fruit, it is packed full of good things that include vitamin C and vitamin K one of those vitamins that help bone growth and the continuing maintenance of bone density, and there is research going on as to whether vitamin K could hold back the onset of osteoporosis, Alzheimer's disease and Diabetes, Vitamin K can also be found in Kale, Spinach and most of the other green or purple vegetables

Packed full of good stuff

The humble blackberry encourages regular bowel movements. and this, in turn, can also prove to be a big help in managing a healthy digestive system, just one cup of blackberries contains 7.6 g of fibre and half the daily amount of vitamin C we all need, I used to filter out the seeds but now I crush them or swallow them after I found out that the oil from them have copious amounts of omega-3 and we all know hat is good for your heart. the seeds also supply protein and dietary fibre

They are low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, so to say the least, they are good for you, the blackberry contains sugar so little and often is the best way to eat them

Food of the Gods

Blackberries have a juicy sweet flavour and can be used in making desserts blackberry jam it amazing on bread and butter, mixed with apple and made into pies and crumbles. and do not forget the whole lot can be washed down with a glass of blackberry wine the flavour is often used in candy and cough sweets/candy and while I have your taste buds buzzing,

Try a bowl of freshly picked blackberry's sprinkled with sugar and blackberry liqueur covered lovingly smothered with cream, and a Blackberry crème brûlée is to die for, they are good in cheesecake and made into jelly perfect on warm toast and butter.

Get them before the Devil get's them

June is the best time to pick blackberries but it is easy to see if they are ready they need to have a black shiny appearance, they are great for freezing ready to be feasted on during the winter,

There is old English legend which says you need to pick the blackberry before Oct 10 Michaelmas Day otherwise the devil will spit on them and poisons the brambles , all in all this amazing little fruit is free and one of the best foods you could eat

Everyone loves Blackberries

Even the dogs like to pick Blackberries

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
6th Apr 2014 (#)

Thank you Johnnydod. No need to spend on pharmacy made capsules when we have the fresh food alternative that is so tasty too - siva

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author avatar wonder
6th Apr 2014 (#)

Crushing the seeds is a good idea, and enjoyed the video and legend.

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author avatar Donald Pennington
6th Apr 2014 (#)

Bring those berries on. Thank you.

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
7th Apr 2014 (#)

Nice and healthy post full of interesting information!

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
7th Apr 2014 (#)

your basket of blackberries looks yummy...and I so enjoy them with hot English custard...yum yum

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
7th Apr 2014 (#)

oh and the blackberry and apple crumble is a great British pudding...lovely

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author avatar Ptrikha
8th Apr 2014 (#)

I need to check whether we get these in any departmental stores in Delhi NCR nearby?

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author avatar WOGIAM
28th Apr 2014 (#)

I have heard plenty about this fruits but have not tasted them, ths summer is a good time to try some, I hope I enjoy the taste.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
3rd May 2014 (#)

I made a little research to find out if the fruit is available in the Philippines. I don't know if I've hit the nail right on the head. A picture resembles like one and the Tagalog-speakers called it "duhat". We, the Visayans in the Waray-Waray region of Samar and Leyte, called it "Igot". I am inviting well-versed individual about this to comment something on my observation.

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author avatar johnnydod
4th May 2014 (#)

The name of the fruit is sometimes mistranslated as blackberry, in the Philippines
which is a different fruit in an unrelated family.

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author avatar n.c.radomes
27th May 2014 (#)

johnnydod, thanks for the clarification.

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author avatar Clarence Schreiber
12th May 2014 (#)

Thanks for the information. I think that I have to start eating more of these berries.

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author avatar vandana7
12th May 2014 (#)

It explains why caveman was happier and strong enough to fight the lions and tigers. Kidding. But berries are proving to be more nutritious than our preparations.

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author avatar dis-cover
29th May 2014 (#)

Very informative article. Thanks for sharing.

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author avatar vellur
31st May 2014 (#)

These berries are great to taste and healthy, great post.

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author avatar snerfu
6th Jun 2014 (#)

Great, I love fruits and I like to read what we can do with them.

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author avatar Bill Harbin Jr
30th Jun 2014 (#)

Great article. I just picked wild blackberries on my property today. Love the dog video!

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author avatar Rose*
14th Aug 2014 (#)

You can grow them in hedges too - part of summer fun picking wild blackberries!

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author avatar Sherri Granato
10th Dec 2014 (#)

I used to blackberry pick when I was a kid. Blackberry liquer over blackberries would be a delicious treat.

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