Actually, the blackberry is not a berry but an aggregate fruit. It only began to be largely cultivated in the 19th century and is now widespread throughout Switzerland.

The blackberry canes or branches only bear fruit the second year after planting.  Ripe blackberries are easily loosened and picked from the fruit cone. Once picked, you can hardly wait to eat them and they are best eaten fresh. Blackberries don’t contain many carbohydrates and thus have a low energy content.

Season: From August to October


Nutritional Value Table

per 100 g edible portion
Energy Nutrients Minerals Vitamins
44 kcal Protein 1.0 g Sodium 3 mg B1 0.03 mg
185 kJ Fat 0.4 g Potassium 200 mg B2 0.05 mg
  Carbohydrates 6.2 g Calcium 30 mg B6 0.05 mg
    Magnesium 22 mg C 20 mg
      E 4 mg

Energy: 44 kcal, 185 kJ

Nutrients: Protein 1.0 g, Fat 0.4 g, Carbohydrates 6.2 g

Minerals: Sodium 3 mg, Potassium 200 mg, Calcium 30 mg, Magnesium 22 mg

Vitamins: B1 0.03 mg, B2 0.05 mg, B6 0.05 mg, C 20 mg, E 4 mg

Did you know...?

The blackberry contains beta-carotene, vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. It is also abundant in dietary fibres.

1 portion a day corresponds to:

Approximately 18 to 23 blackberries