Why You Should Be Buying Blackberry Plants for Your Health

Everything you need to know about this berry’s amazing nutritional benefits

You already know that blackberries are delicious, so it’s a pretty big bonus that they’re also nutritious and filled with antioxidants. As we enter a new year, many of us commit to embracing a healthier diet and lifestyle. That’s exactly why you should be buying blackberry plants to add to your garden this spring. Not only will you be able to grow your own health food, but you’ll also have a built-in physical activity: gardening!

Let’s start by diving into the blackberry’s amazing nutritional benefits. According to Healthline.com, one cup of raw blackberries has 30.2 milligrams of vitamin C, a mineral that is important for collagen production. That one cup of blackberries provides half the daily recommended value. During cold and flu season, vitamin C is particularly important for helping to shorten the common cold. In addition to vitamin C, blackberries contain high levels of vitamin K and manganese.

Blackberries are also a high-fiber fruit. According to Medical News Today, 100 grams of blackberries contains 14 percent of the recommended daily value of fiber. Blackberries contain both soluble fiber (dissolves in water, helps maintain a healthy cholesterol levels) and insoluble fiber (doesn’t dissolve in water, supports healthy digestion).

And let’s not forget about the antioxidants! Blackberries contain anthocyanins, which according to WebMD.com, “hold many anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. They may also combat diabetes and certain kinds of cancer.”

This certainly explains why you should eat blackberries, but there are good reasons for buying blackberry plants, too. Gardening is more than good for the soul. According to Good Housekeeping, gardening burns a lots of calories, can lower blood pressure and helps you eat healthier by empowering you to grow your own fresh fruits and veggies.

So, what are you waiting for? Take the first step toward buying blackberry plants today. We can help you get started with Doyle’s Thornless Blackberry® plants at fruitandberries.com.