Do you have blackberries growing in your yard? Or do you have access to local blackberries? Don’t let them go to waste ~ they will benefit your family’s health!
Why Blackberries Are Good For You
*1 cup of blackberries contain 50% of daily recommended amount of vitamin C
*Contains antioxidants, which fight free radicals that can lead to disease
*1 cup of blackberries contains 8 grams of fiber
*Good source of vitamin K
*Contains Omega 3 fatty acids
*Helps with pms and hot flashes
One cup of blackberries also contains these nutrients:
- Calcium: 4%
- Iron: 5%
- Magnesium: 7%
- Phosphorus: 3%
- Potassium: 7%
- Zinc: 5%
- Copper: 12%
- Manganese: 47%
- Selenium: 1%
- Vitamin A: 6%
- Vitamin E: 8%
- Folate: 9%
Here are some bushes in my yard. We have several plants scattered here and there.
Some people are nervous anytime they see the 3 leaves, thinking it may be poison ivy…
…..but the thorns on the stems are assurance that it’s not! 🙂
Be sure to wash them well
And watch out for your children that may want to sneak one…
…or two! 🙂
You can make jams, pies, pancakes or smoothies with the blackberries, but this time I did a cobbler. I really like the juicy cobblers, but one of my daughters doesn’t. I did find a recipe that she LOVES ~ it’s more of a bread consistency, and it’s VERY easy!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place 1/2 cup of butter in a 9×13 inch pan and put in oven to melt.
Once it’s melted, stir together 2 cups of unbleached self-rising flour, 2 cups of organic sugar, and 2 cups raw milk – the batter will be lumpy
Pour this on top of the melted butter, but do NOT mix
Drop about 3 1/2 cups of blackberries in the batter
Bake 40 minutes to an hour or until golden brown
This is the easiest cobbler I’ve ever made! Enjoy!!
We love blackberries! There are a lot on our farm. They didn’t do very well this year for what ever reason. We like them sweetened up and poured over ice cream, cobblers, and muffins. Not to mention jelly!
Jill's Home Remedies says
Our blackberries didn’t do as well this year, either, Monica. I’m thinking it must be the excessive heat and not enough rain. Thanks for sharing the ways you use this healthy berry! 🙂