Blackberry

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: Blackberry – Swiss food composition database

 

 

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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