About Blackberries

more-blackberriesA rose by any other name is a blackberry.  Did you know that blackberries are members of the rose family?  Blackberries belong to the large Rubus Genus of flowering plants, a subfamily of the Rosaceae or rose family.  Blackberries’ sweet fragrance, vibrant color and rich taste are the edible equivalent of a beautiful rose.


  1. Blackberries contain high amounts of tannin, which helps tighten tissue, relieve intestinal inflammation, and reduce hemorrhoids and stomach disorders.
  2. Blackberries are filled with antioxidants, which provide their deep purple color and help with memory retention.
  3. Blackberries are known to strengthen blood vessels and help improve eyesight.
  4. Scientists have found that blackberries may protect against esophageal cancer, which is commonly caused by gastric reflux disease.
  5. Polyphenols, which are organic chemicals that help prevent cancer and heart disease are abundant in blackberries.
  6. Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring chemicals that act like the female hormone estrogen when eaten, also known as plant estrogens are found in blackberries and are believed to play a vital role in preventing breast and cervical cancer.
  7. Blackberries are rich in fiber, which help reduce the risk of developing diabetes.
  8. Blackberries are high in Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, manganese and fiber.
  9. Nutritionists and the medical community have examined the blackberry as a possible nutraceutical, a food that provides medical and health benefits beyond basic nutrition, including the prevention and treatment of disease.
  10. Blackberries are a healthy food choice that both kids and adults love.  They are a great fuel for a hard day of work or play.