Blackberry, belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is the edible fruit or berry of the bramble genus Rubus. There are more than 300 species of blackberries.
It can be seen in its firm texture, it must be whole, not torn (denotes excessive degree of maturity and may have a bad taste and shortened its “Useful life”). Characteristic Color (not black). Fresh non-fermented Aroma. Blackberries also sell frozen, whole or in pulp. (See Frozen. Introduction).
When you go to buy the product in the supermarket, we recommend:
- Observe that the display site is clean and adequately refrigerated.
- Choose the products, preferably in this order: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cheeses and dairy in general, after the products of pantry, but before the meats, poultry, fish and shellfish.
- When you reach your destination refrigerate, so that the “cold chain” of the same is not interrupted.
It is used in the preparation of juices, milkshakes, fluffs (mousse), jellies, jams, ice cream, mousse, cakes and confectionery in general. In sauces for: meats, desserts and ice creams.
The BlackBerry, if it is for juice, it is not necessary to remove the twigs, so it is strained, but if it is for jam or sauces, if they should be removed. Juice BlackBerry is packaged in plastic bag portions and frozen.
-Refrigerated, approximately 3 days. -Frozen, 2 months or more, without passing through total or partial thawing. Its duration depends also on the point of freshness at the time of its purchase. Conservation: Freeze. Cool. Duration: approximately 2 months. Approximately 6 days.
Nutrients and properties:
Blackberry,-contains vitamins A, C, E, K and folic acid. -Vitamin C, which intervenes in the formation of collagen, bones, teeth, red blood cells and promotes the absorption of iron from food. Antioxidant against ageing. -Contains potassium and magnesium. -Reduces bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, at the level of absorption of these in the intestine. -Elevates the production of “good” cholesterol and helps prevent the accumulation of fats in the arteries. -The Carotenes it contains involved in the formation of collagen and red blood cells. Antiinflammatory. -Helps in the care of the heart and the whole circulatory system. -Helps to improve the immune system. -The leaves of the Blackberry (tea) help to lower the glycemia and to control it in a natural way. -inflammation of the hemorrhoids. -Help against varicose veins, phlebitis and fragility in the capillary vessels. -Take BlackBerry juice low temperature (fever). -rich in iron to prevent and correct anemia (deficiency of red blood cells in the blood). (See nutrients and their benefits, in a B C of fruits).
Periodically check the condition of the product, its storage and conservation, to be able to consume it in time.