Raw, adjective: 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.

Oh, man. Crazy about blackberries this week. I've been eating half a pint a day.

Did you know:

* They're a member of the rose family (along with other bramble fruits like raspberries)
* They prevent cancer - by inhibiting metalloproteinase enzymes (whew)
* They're the highest berry in antioxidant phytonutrients - much moreso than strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
* That they're red when they're green - meaning, when they're unripe
* They're full of mad fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and manganese

Totally a stepsister to blue- and rasp-, which get all the attention, but a sleeper hit, for sure. And so delicious.

Blackberries are divine fruit of the vine (SF Gate)


ped said…
I always like to have a stock of frozen berries in my freezer for smoothies or snacks. You must know that some varieties of berries are considered invasive plants and have impacts on native ecosystems though. And they are all awfully prickly.

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