Blackberries contain antioxidants called anthocynins, which give them their dark color and ellagic acid which may help to prevent various types of cancer, especially breast and cervical cancer.
The high tanin content and the resultant antiseptic and astringent properties of blackberries makes them good for tightening tissues as well as treating minor bleeding. Blackberry consumption is also found to be beneficial for ones who suffer from diarrhea and intestinal inflammation. Mild infections, such as sore throats and mouth irritations may be treated with the help of blackberries.
Known for their anti-bacterial properties, the blackberrry can be helpful for cleansing the blood. Consuming blackberries as a daily routine has been seen to delay the ageing process, as well as helping to stengthen blood vessels in the body. It is believed that the cyanidin 3-0-glucoside present in blackberry exerts protective benefits against endothelial dysfunction and vascular failure induced by peroxynitrite.
Blackberries contain salicylate, an analgesic or pain reliever, which may help lower the risk of heart disease. A dilute tea consisting of the leaves, roots or stem bark of blackberries can be used to treat dysentery. These berries also serve as a great source of ellagic acid, which is known to have antiviral properties.
The high fiber content in blackberries help main digestive health, control blood sugar, lose weight and lower cholesterol levels. Flavonoids present in blackberries, help promote vision health, by preventing muscular degeneration.
Nutritional Value: Amount of nutrients in 100gm of blackberry.
~Total Dietary Fiber-5.3 gm
~Vitamin C- 21 mg
~Folate- 34 mcg
~Vitamin A-165 IU
~Vitamin A-16 mcg
~Vitamin E- 0.710 mg
So, there you have it. Another berry good way to stay healthy! Live long and prosper.
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