In a normal year, blackberries around here usually aren’t ripe until July. But this year they were turning a beautiful deep, dark purple by the first week of June.
We have several wild blackberry vines on the edges of our property, so we went to see how many ripe ones we could find.
What Do We Do With Fresh Blackberries?
Berry Good for You
Besides being delicious, berries provide lots of vitamins (one cup of blackberries gives you 50% of the vitamin C you need for the day), minerals, fiber, and disease-fighting phytonutrients. And one cup of fresh berries of any kind averages a slender 70 calories.
Berries and Weight Loss
Berries are an extraordinary food for weight loss.