Blackberries

General Information

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Fresh season typically August 10th through September 15th.

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Medium-sized (4.0g) deep blue-black colored berry with a small seed.

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Native wild blackberry of England, often considered the traditional blackberry.

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Thornless varieties available.

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Health Benefits

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High in vitamin C and fiber both of which have been shown to help reduce the risks of certain cancers.

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Contains high levels of anthocyanins (83-326 mg/100g) which work as antioxidants to help fight free radical damage in the body and give berries their deep dark color.

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Evergreen blackberries contain ellagic acid, a phenolic compound shown to have anti-carcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. The ellagic acid levels of Evergreen blackberries is 3.69 mg/g of dry weight.

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The antioxidant level of foods can be measured as ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity). The ORAC value of Evergreen blackberries is 28 µmoles/TE/g, slightly higher than blueberries.

Nutrition Facts