Bubbly & beautifiul
Dark and juicy, blackberries have an amazingly sweet taste
The blackberry, the plump and bold berry
Blackberries are sweet yet tart berries that burst with a deep citrus-like flavour when you bite into them.
In the early days blackberry fruit were not cultivated and enjoyed as a wild seasonal treat, however thanks to their fabulous flavour and reported health benefits blackberries are now cultivated and enjoyed throughout the world. The sweet and juicy blackberries are more than just a tasty treat; they're also full of beneficial nutrients and are particularly high in anthocyanins, a dark-coloured antioxidant phytochemical that gives blackberries their characteristic purple-black tone.
Blackberries add a gorgeous flavour, not to mention visual appeal, to all areas of cooking and baking.
The BerryWorld range of blackberries (BerryWorld, BerryWorld Jewel, BerryWorld Organic and BerryWorld Fresh) can be found at the following select stores:
Amazon is a US-based online retailer and has recently launched AmazonFresh into the UK grocery sector on 9th June 2016. Currently it offers its services to 214 postcodes within the London area and will be rolling out more postcodes. As a company their goal is to offer ‘Earth’s biggest selection’ online, to increase convenience within online shopping and to offer leverage investment in logistics. Along with their high standards and extensive knowledge of the market AmazonFresh aim to earn customer trust and drive shopping experience.
Ocado is a leading dedicated online supermarket in the UK with 0.5% market. By being an online only operator, Ocado has developed considerable expertise in personalising the customer experience to increase the likelihood of purchases. It delivers an average of over 18,000 orders per day and its geographical reach extends to 70% of British households.
Spinneys is a retailer based in the United Arab Emirates but also has stores located in Oman. Spinney’s has a 4.21% share of the grocery market in the UAE and a 4.75% grocery market share in Oman. Its formats consists of superstore & supermarkets and convenience & forecourt.
Spinneys understands the importance of sustainable sourcing and thus for a leading retailer in the Middle East, Spinneys feels that they have the responsibility to work with growers around the world to bring sustainable fruits and vegetables to their customers. One way of fulfilling this is to source from organic farms which will help to preserve the planet’s natural resources and assure the produce is fresh.
When buying blackberries, look for plump, deep purple berries. The colour should be dark and consistent and there should not be too many red druplets on the berries. A little juice in the punnet is harmless and will make for sweet and ripe berries. Blackberries are ready ripened when you buy them.
- Blackberries are full of flavonoids (anthocyanins), a type of antioxidant that gives the skin its colour
- Studies show that blackberries may reduce the risk of heart disease and inhibit colon cancer.
- Blackberries contain high amounts of salicylic acid which is said to be great for your skin. All you have to do is eat them and soak up the benefits!
- Blackberries have astringent tannins that are brilliant for oral hygiene as have a healing effect.
Blackberry nutrition per 100 g blackberries (about 10)
- 41 k calories in blackberries
- 0.2g Fat in blackberries
- 10g Carbohydrate in blackberries
- 1g Protein in blackberries
- 5g Fibre in blackberries
- 15mg Vitamin C in blackberries
Best blackberry recipes
Whether they’re effortlessly blended into breakfast, making your lunch lighter, or baked into delicious desserts, blackberries make a scrumptious and nutritious addition to just about any occasion.
Here at BerryWorld we have created a host of tasty blackberry recipes especially for you to discover the richness and joy within the world of blackberries.
How to keep your Blackberries fresh
Store blackberries in the fridge as soon as possible after purchase. Keep the punnet upright and handle carefully to avoid bruising.
It is important that blackberries are brought to room temperature before eating; this brings out the fullest flavours in the fruit.
Always wash your blackberries before you eat them. The best way to do this is to carefully place them into a colander, rinse under cold water and gently pat dry with kitchen towel.