Blackberries

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It’s a great time to pick these lovely little fruits, now in the late summer.

Choose a nice hedgerow, not too close to roads and pick them in dry weather as wetter conditions means they can become infected with moulds easier and quicker, which can be toxic.

I love them for a few good reasons. They are free to pick, seasonal, rich in nutrients and they are bursting with fibre and flavour. There are several ways you can use and store them and they get you outside into the fresh air!

I eat them fresh, make a crumble or freeze them for the winter to be used either in cooking or smoothies.

Thanks to their bright colour they are rich with powerful phytonutrients, like anthocyanins, pectin, rutin and tannins.

They are high in vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, vitamin K, manganese and copper. The seeds are also rich in omega 3 oils that are released when chewed.

Blackberries are a great form of:

  • antioxidant
  • anti-inflammatory
  • and an amazing immune booster (which you need for the autumn and winter days ahead!)