Blackberries are summer fruits with a distinct purple-black color. Blueberries are indigo-colored summer fruits and taste sweet when ripe. While blackberries aid in digestion and slow the growth of tumors, blueberries are a great source of antioxidants which help fight Alzheimer's and improve cardiovascular health.
|Uses||Pies, muffins, jams and preserves||Pies, muffins, jams, cereal|
|Health benefits||Good for digestion, colds, fighting cancer and lowering cholesterol.||Good for digestion and cardiovascular health. Increase memory, decrease symptoms of depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Lower blood pressure and cholesterol.|
|Calories in 100g||43||57|
Ripe blackberries have a purple-black color and a taste that can range from tart to sweet. They ripen in mid-summer in the US.
Blueberries are indigo colored and taste sweet when ripe. They ripen between May and August in the US.
100g of blackberries contain 43 calories, 10g of carbohydrates, 5g of fiber, 5g of sugar and 1g of protein.
100g of blueberries contain 57 calories, 1mg of sodium 14g of carbohydrates, 2g of fiber, 10g of sugar and 1g of protein.
edit Health Benefits
Blackberries contain fiber that helps digestion. They also contain ellagic acid, which has been shown to slow the growth of malignant tumors. They also lower cholesterol, can help fight off colds and gout and promote cardiovascular health.
The antioxidants in blueberries can help fight off Alzheimer’s diseases and sow the degenerative process. They have been shown to increase memory and decrease the symptoms of depression. They also have benefits for cardiovascular health and can decrease blood pressure and cholesterol levels. They can decrease cancer risk, promote the health of the urinary tract and improve digestion.
Blueberries can be used in jellies, jams, pies, muffins and cereals.
Due to it's health benefits, berries are also a popular choice for snacks and several other gourmet food, some of which are available on Amazon.com:
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