ONLY SOLD IN COLOMBIA
The type of blackberry OCATI® produces is imported from North America and locally grown near Bogotá. Blackberries are a delicious fruit that can be eaten fresh, processed into juice, and made into jams and preserves.
Retrieved from http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ January 2015
How to store
- 0 - 5ºc
- Wash before eating
Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:
Cancer prevention and treatment
A GOOD NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMINS
High in vitamins C, K, A, and E, blackberries are also a good source of folic acid. Vitamin A promotes eyesight; vitamin C is an immune system booster; vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and counters the effects of free radicals; and vitamin K helps the body regulate calcium and assists blood clotting.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF IRON
A serving of blackberries (100 grams) provides 10% of the recommended daily intake of iron. Iron is needed for the production of hemoglobin, and it also helps build healthy muscles.
A SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
A serving (100 grams) of blackberries provides 2% of the recommended daily intake of soluble dietary fiber. Dietary fiber helps lower bad cholesterol, improves digestion, and helps maintain bowel health. The recommended intake of fiber per day is 25 grams for women and 38 grams for men.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
Half a cup of blackberries provides 3% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Potassium is essential for nerve and muscle activity, it also helps waste move out of the cells and lets nutrients in. A diet rich in potassium helps lower blood pressure and may offset some of sodium’s negative effects.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
A serving (100 grams) of blackberries provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This powerful mineral regulates mineral balance in our body, and helps with energy production and enzyme activity.
In Spanish, the blackberry or mora, is also known as zarzamora, zarza, morera and moral. They are one of the most common berries and they can be easily found in the wild. Blackberries are believed to have originated in Europe and Asia. In Colombia they are grown 4,000 to 11,000 feet above sea level. Did you know blackberries are an aggregate fruit? They are made up of individual drupes that form the berry. Blackberries are first green to greenish-white in color; they then ripen into a bright reddish hue, and finally mature into a dark, intense purple color. There are pure and hybrid varieties that come with and without thorns.
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