Ancient Greeks used blackberries to rinsing their mouths in order to strengthen the gums or as a stain to dye their hair.
Blackberry feature a substantial content of strong antioxidants – anthocyanins, ellagic and phenolic acids – thanks to which it can be found on top of the ORAC list. It contains β-carotene, which changes into vitamin A.
This one supports visual acuity, especially during twilight and it also contributes to maintaining proper iron metabolism, impacts skin and mucous membranes condition. Blackberry impacts positively sight due to the presence of vitamin E in its fruits. Blackberry is also a source of vitamin C and thanks to that it supports resistance. It’s also rich in fibre which accelerate metabolism. Calcium, magnesium and vitamin K incorporated in blackberries have a good influence on bones condition.
Blackberries have low glycemic index and contained in them fibre slows down absorption of carbohydrates, as a result of they prevent blood sugar level from rapid fluctuation. Blackberries work well during menopause since they have phytoestrogens.