Vitamins, minerals, fiber, flavonoids, all contain blackberries, which are not only delicious but because of their composition have a beneficial effect on many health problems.
Blackberry is a good antioxidant. Contains vitamins and minerals, most notably vitamin C and iron. The fruit is rich in fiber and useful in essential acids. It is good for lowering cholesterol. Apart from being important in the diet as well as any other fruit, blackberries have proven to be a powerful means of improving blood count. Increased levels of iron and hemoglobin, and thus red blood cells (erythrocytes), increase with blackberry use. This is very important in people with anemia. In pregnancy, iron deficiency can occur, and blackberries can greatly help alleviate this phenomenon.
Blackberry leaves are also very medicinal and can be used for making tea. This tea is excellent against diarrhea and also acts as a diuretic. Also, blackberry leaf tea can be used for mouthwash in the event of a periodontitis and sores in the mouth, as well as to strengthen the palate. For tea preparation young wild blackberry leaves are recommended. It is best to eat blackberries fresh, but it is also good and frozen, which is available year-round. Blackberry is used as a raw material in the food industry for making jam, sweet, juice and blackberryi wine.
Blackberries have a very low calorie value. At 100 grams of fresh blackberries only 43 calorie. On the other hand, they are very rich in soluble and insoluble fiber (100 grams of fresh blackberries have 5.3 grams or 14 percent of the daily recommended dose). Xylitol, a low-calorie sweetener, is present in fruit fibers. It is absorbed more slowly than normal sugar and does not raise blood sugar levels.
Fresh blackberries are a great source of vitamin C (providing 35 percent of the recommended daily dose at 100 grams), which is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consuming fruit rich in vitamin C helps the body to develop resistance to infectious agents, to fight inflammation and to collect free radicals.
Blackberries contain moderate amounts of B-complex vitamins. They contain a solid amount of pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin and folic acid. These vitamins serve as cofactors that help the body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
Additionally, blackberries contain a solid amount of minerals, such as potassium, manganese, copper and magnesium. Copper is needed for bone metabolism, as well as for the production of red blood cells.