Blackberries are nutrient rich and tasty fruits with nourishing components. The berries are native to Europe, South America and Asia. In Australia, blackberry is known as weeds. It is available in red, black and dark purple-black colors. The fruit is rich in anthocyanin pigments.
We look at some of the health benefits of this berry.
Adding blackberry to the daily diet enhances digestion giving smooth bowel movements. It contains dietary fibers which are much essential for the body.
Excellent source for Antioxidants
The berry is an essential source for antioxidants which helps the body in multiple ways. The antioxidants give vitality to the body.
Fights against cancer
The fruit has properties that fight against both lung and esophageal cancer. The micro-nutrients provide a chemo preventive effect and prevent the proliferation of malignant cells.
Consumption of the berry improves the cognitive functions of the body. The presence of polyphenolic components prevents the age-related issues and increases the cognitive and motor activity.
Vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium which are present in blackberry boost the health of the bones. The absorption of calcium and potassium is aided by consuming the fruit.
Management of weight
Blackberry is very low in sugar content. This assists you in maintaining a healthy weight effectively. The fiber present along with low calorie content makes it an excellent snack during your diet regimen.
Sweet Blackberry and Brandy Sauce Recipe
- Blackberry – 4 cups
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Brandy – 1 tablespoon
- Cornstarch – 2 tablespoons
- Water – ¼ cup
Take a saucepan and heat sugar, blackberries along with brandy on medium flame. Reduce the flame. Cook for about 10 minutes till the berries soften. Mix the cornstarch in water and allow the berries to simmer with small stir. Wait till the sauce has thickened.
The sauce can be served over ice-cream, pancakes or cheesecake.
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