Health Benefits of Blackberry

Black berry is a delicious fruit with a number of nutritional and health benefits. They can be consumed in various forms- fresh, canned and frozen. Generally they are used to make syrups, juices, jams and desserts.

Here is a brief description about the health benefits and Nutritional Value of Blackberry.

Nutritional Value of Blackberry

A 100 gm of blackberry contains the following nutrients:

  • Carbohydrate – 12.76 gm
  • Energy – 52 kcal (218 kj)
  • Total Dietary Fiber – 5.3 gm
  • Fats – 0.390 gm
  • Protein – 0.720 gm
  • Vitamin A – 165 IU
  • Vitamin C – 21 mg
  • Vitamin E – 0.710 mg
  • Folate – 34 mcg
  • Iron – 0.57 mg
  • Calcium – 32 mg
  • Magnesium – 20 mg
  • Potassium – 196 mg
  • Phosphorus – 21 mg
  • Copper – 0.14 mg
  • Zinc – 0.27 mg
  • Selenium – 0.6 mcg
  • Manganese – 1.3 mg

Health Benefits of Blackberry

  • Blackberries are a good source of natural antioxidants and have been found prevent various types of cancer.
  • Eating blackberries benefits people suffering from intestinal inflammation and diarrhea.
  • Eating blackberries treats mild infections such as mouth irritations and sore throats.
  • Blackberries are a rich source of magnesium, dietary fiber and Vitamin C.
  • Daily consumption of blackberries delays ageing.