Tasty Naturipe® Blackberries
Naturipe® blackberries are simply luscious because they are nurtured and picked at the peak of perfection. Only the most perfect blackberries are plucked from the bush and presented as Naturipe’s own – our berry farmers wouldn’t have it any other way.
Like raspberries, blackberries are called bramble berries, because they grow on thorny bushes. They grow in temperate climates, primarily in North and Central America, Europe, the British Isles and Australia.
Nutrition & Health
Blackberries are a delicious source of vitamins A, B, C, E, calcium, fiber and iron. In fact, just a half-cup serving of raw blackberries has about the same fiber content as a three-fourths cup of brown rice. These great tasting superfoods offer you and your family a flavorful way to get the essential nutrients needed for a balanced diet.
When selecting blackberries, look for color ranging from deep purple/black to deep blue/purple. The berries should be plump and firm to the touch, not wrinkled or dried out. Store your dry berries in a container in the refrigerator and rinse before use.
Interesting Fact: Early American settlers didn't find many blackberries growing because of the dense, heavy forests. Blackberries spread as land was cleared; and in about 1825, blackberry cultivation began in North America.