Juicy and tangy-sweet, blackberries are a summertime berry and a popular addition to salads and smoothies. Their dark color is a sign of their high antioxidant content, and a boon for fighting the signs of aging, cancer, and other degenerative diseases.There’s no shortage of nutrients in this little fruit, as it’s packed with vitamins A, E, K, and B vitamins, fiber, antioxidants zeaxanthin and lutein, and an impressive array of health-promoting flavonoids.
However, remember that blackberries are best consumed in their natural state in order to obtain their benefits. Freezing them also preserves the nutrients, even though the texture may change.
Blackberries can be stored up to one week in the refrigerator. Keep them in their original package or place on a plate and cover with plastic wrap. If you prefer to freeze your berries, place them in a single layer on a baking sheet and place in freezer until berries are frozen. Then place frozen berries in freezer bags. Use within one year.
Spanish Garden Berry Farm is now open for blackberry picking.
We are open daily from 7:30 am to noon. Always call before you head to the farm to confirm fruit availability 816-582-3398