The blackberry has around 43 calories per 100-gram serving. A 100-gram serving of barberries contains 10 grams of carb, 1.4 grams of protein, and 0.5 grams of fat.
Blackberry belong to the Rosaceae family, which also includes dewberry and raspberry. Native to the Northern temperate regions of the world, the fruit is found in North America and the Pacific Coast. It is a purple-black fruit with a smooth skin.
The Benefits of Blackberry
1. Rich in Vitamin C
Blackberry is rich in vitamin C. Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen in the bones, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Other benefits of vitamin C include healing wounds, regenerating skin, combating free radicals in the body, absorbing iron, and preventing scurvy.
Study: Researches have concluded that vitamin C can reduce the production of substances that can lead to cancer, as it acts an antioxidant, which reduces oxidative stress in the body.
2. Rich in Fiber
Blackberries contain a lot of fiber. A lack of fiber can result in digestive issues, such as stomach ache, bloating, and constipation. Other benefits of eating blackberries include reducing cholesterol levels, controlling blood sugar levels, weight loss, and promoting regular bowel movements.
Study: A fiber rich diet can even reduce the risk of heart disease.
3. Rich in Vitamin K
Blackberries contain vitamin K, which your body needs to restrict the flow of blood if you cut yourself. A lack of vitamin K in your diet can also cause bone thinning and bone fractures. It can even result in heavymenstrual bleeding, blood in stool, and easy bruising.
Study: Blackberries provide around 29 micrograms, which is over one-third of the recommended value of vitamin K your body requires.
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