Seasonal Superfood: Blackberries
They're nutrient rich. That deep color means blackberries are loaded with antioxidants, which work best in tandem with fiber. They've got that covered, too, with 8 grams per cup.
They help tame allergies. Blackberries contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which acts like a natural antihistamine to reduce inflammation.
They satisfy your sweet tooth (without sugar overload). With only 62 calories and 7 grams of sugar per cup, blackberries are lower in sugar than most other summer fruits.
They can be hard to read. Blackberries are ripe when their glossy shine turns a bit dull. To make sure they're not past their prime, tilt the box; if the berries roll around, you're good.
They'll keep well with the right care. Keep delicate (and pricey!) blackberries fresh longer by rinsing them just before using.
Slow-Cooker Blackberry Cordial