Healthy Facts About Blackberries

blackberries_2Blackberries are a tasty summer treat in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana, however they are only in season for a short time. Their season starts in April and ends in June, which is just three months. This means you have to get them while you can!

Health Benefits of Blackberries

Great when paired with meals or for a convenient snack on-the-go, blackberries are not only deliciously sweet, but healthy too!

Low in Calories

Blackberries contain on average about 62 calories per cup with only about 0.7 grams of fat content, which means you can rest assured that eating blackberries in moderation won’t put on the pounds.

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High in Vitamin C & Fiber

Blackberries are a great source of Vitamin C, as one cup contains about 50% of the daily recommended amount. Vitamin C is essential for a healthy functioning immune system. One cup also contains about 15% of the daily recommended value of fiber, which promotes digestive health.

Other health benefits

Blackberries contain xylitol, which is a sugar substitute that is more slowly absorbed by your body than glucose. This means that it won’t cause rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels. Blackberries are also rich in chemicals that are associated with a reduced risk of cancer.

Blackberries and Other Produce at Market Basket

At Market Basket, we pride ourselves in our great selection of farm-fresh produce. Swing by your local Southeast Texas or Southwest Louisiana Market Basket store to get great produce at great prices. If you have any questions regarding our produce, please contact an in-store associate or click here.