Nutrition Facts And Health Benefits Of Blackberry Fruit

Blackberry-fruit
  • Botanical Names: Rubus fruticosus, Rubus villosus.
  • Family: Rosaceae.
  • It has one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits due to it dark blue colour.
  • Regular blackberry consumption helps to keep the brain alert thereby maintaining clarity of thought and good memory.
  • The leaves and bark of the plant are use for traditional treatment of gums inflammation and sometimes sore throats.
  • Vitamins: Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K,thiamine, riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate.
  • Minerals:
Calcium: For strong bones and teeth.

Iron: It helps metabolize proteins and plays a role in the production of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Iron deficiency can lead to conditions like anemia, chronic anemia, cough, and pre-dialysis anemia.

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Magnesium: helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.
Blackberry

Phosphorus: It works in association with calcium to create strong bones, which can withstand the normal wear and tear of human life. It also helps in boosting the health of your gums and tooth enamel.

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Potassium: An important component of cell and body fluids that helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Zinc: This is required for formation of Red Blood Cells(RBC).

Copper: helps with the formation of collagen, increases the absorption of iron and plays a role in energy production.

Manganese: essential for the proper functioning of enzymes, absorption of nutrients, wound healing, and development of bones in the body.

  • Blackberry is very effective against the development of certain types of cancer like lungs cancer, colon cancer and esophageal cancer.
  • BlackBerry leaves is found to be effective in curing diarrhea and dysentery.
  • The astringent tannins in blackberry are effective in oral hygiene when used as a gargle or mouthwash.
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  • The fruit is very healthy for women due to the presence of folate which contribute in optimum growth of the cell and tissues and helps reduce the risk of birth defects in babies.
  • When a blackberry plant turn orange, its a sign of fungal disease and it advisable to destroy it.
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