"One look will tell you that these dark-colored berries are full of antioxidant pigments."
This delicious fruit has been cultivated in Europe for thousands of years, not only as food; the Europeans also used blackberry juice to treat mouth and eye infections. The North American Natives incorporated this wild bramble into their diet and made tea from its leaves to help reduce vomiting and aid digestion. In Oregon, you will find blackberry bushes everywhere, offering abundant free fruit in season. And stopping to take the time for some old-fashioned berry picking would be a healthy choice.
The Healing Powers and Health Benefits of Blackberry Juice
Protects Against Brain Aging
Blackberry Juice Nutrition
Blackberries are a very good source of vitamin C, K, manganese, fiber when eaten, and pectin. They’re also a good source of vitamin E, folate, copper, potassium and magnesium.
Blackberry Juice is an excellent source of:
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin K
- Fibre (when eaten)
- Anthocyanin Pigments
Blackberry Juice is a good source of:
- Vitamin E
- Folate Acid
Phytochemicals & Antioxidants in Blackberry Juice
If you are interested in eating the best anti-cancer, anti-aging foods this planet has to offer, then it would be good to become familiar with the acronym, ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity). This is now a universally recognized method of rating a food’s antioxidant capacities. And blackberries are in the ORAC top-ten list. Ronald Wrolstad, professor of food science and technology at Oregon State University, says, “In the past, we would have said the main reason to eat blackberries was the vitamin C . . . Today, we’re learning that blackberries are rich in polyphenolics, including anthocyanin pigments.” One look will tell you that these dark-colored berries are full of antioxidant pigments. Also the seeds are high in ellagic acid, which protects from cancer.
Preparing for Juicing
Gently rinse and juice, stems and all.
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Blackberry Juice Tips
These little treasures are only available in season and are quite expensive. Juicing a few handfuls with two or three apples produces a tall glass of wonderful color and flavor.
Picking Perfect Produce
With a short shelf life, be selective and look for plump, firm fruit, rich in color.
Storing Your Produce
Will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
A great addition to apple or grape juice and other berries like strawberries.