Ripe blackberries are a delicacy. The soft, bluish-black fruits have delicious, sweet-sour aroma and have a high content of health-promoting substances. In particular, carotenoids are contained in such large amounts that the blackberry is at the top of the provitamin A suppliers of berry fruits.
Among the berry fruits, blackberries have the highest provitamin A content. Provitamin A is converted into vitamin A in the body, which is important for the eyes. Noteworthy are also the levels of vitamin C and vitamin E, both involved in cell protection, and the vitamins from the B group, which are essential for metabolic processes. Plenty of mineral and fiber as well as a wide range of phenolic acids and flavonoids - which are said to have antibacterial and anticancer effects - complete the potpourri of healthy ingredients.
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Blackberries are very good as fresh fruit. They are also extremely versatile in the kitchen. Blackberries enrich every dessert, including ice cream, yogurt or quark dishes, and make a beautiful cake topping.
For individuals with an average tolerance about 30g makes a good test.
*amount of sugar depends on variety and ripeness
**The value of 'fructose total' composes of the pure fructose and 1/2 of the sucrose.
source: BZfEm, aid.de