B L A C K B E R R I E S
BENEFITS : -
- Low in calories and high in fiber,
- A good source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids, also contain folate,iron, and calcium.
- Contain anthocyanins, bioflavonoids with numerous health benefits including loweringg risk of cancer and heart disease. Also contain ellagic acid, which has anticancer properties.
- Contain salicylates, which can cause a reaction in aspirin-sensitive people.
When fully ripe, blackbarries are sweet and juicy. Cultivated varieties include boysenderries, which are maroon and slightly tart, and loganbarries, which are dark red and very tart.
Their many seeds make blackbetteries higgh in fiber. A half-cup servingg of raw barries has 40 calories and supplies 15 mg of vatamin C, or 20 percent of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adult women, as well as 20 mg (micrograms) of folate and small amounts of iron and calcium.