Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Blackberry Superpowers

Next time you're at the grocery store, think about getting this sweet little superfood! Did you know blackberries.....

1. Pack a one-two health punch
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.

2. Help tame allergies
Blackberries contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which acts like a natural antihistamine to reduce inflammation.

3. 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.

4. Preservation
Keep delicate blackberries fresh longer by rinsing them just before using

5. Ripeness
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.

I found this information in a Rachel Ray magazine. They're packed full of good stuff!


  1. I love these in my vanilla frozen yogurt. I'll have to eat them more often, though!

  2. I had no idea that they carried a natural antihistamine! Good stuff to know!