Nutrition facts and Nutritional information of Blackberries
The Blackberry (Morus nigra, ежевика, التوت الاسود) is an edible fruit of the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae (Moraceae), native to the middle east. It is characterized by a great taste and big food profile due to its beneficial elements or nutrients. Its beneficial role appears to be related to Rutin (an antioxidant) and vitamins.
What are the health benefits of blackberries?
Blackberries contain many different kinds of polyphenols. Moreover, they contain enormous amounts of anthocyanins that play a major role in fighting both diabetes and the effects of aging, added to that, blackberries contain enormous amounts of rutin that promotes vascular health and reduces the risk of blood clotting
What is rutin supplement?
Rutin is a bioflavonoid found mainly in blackberries, citrus fruits, apple peel and buckwheat bran
What is rutin made of?
Rutin contains enormous amounts of quercetin, which is an antioxidant with many health benefits, regular consumption of suitable dosage of rutin is effective in fighting inflammation, strengthening the blood vessels and empowering the immune system
What are the health benefits of Rutin?
Rutin supplements are used by healthcare providers and dieticians to treat several health conditions such as:
1- Chronic Venous Insufficiency
Rutin offers a huge benefit to people with varicose disease (Chronic Venous Insufficiency in the veins of the legs), in such patients the veins are not able to pump blood from the legs to the heart efficiently causing ankle swelling, pain, discomfort and night-time leg cramping
Complex treatment made of vitamin E and Rutin shown efficiency in a period of 30 days, it reduced pain and well removed swelling and cramps
Rutin is also highly effective in treating Varicose Veins in Pregnancy. Rutoside (a compound of rutin) is used for this matter
Rutoside shows promising results in the treatment of rheumatic arthritis by fighting inflammation and reducing the symptoms and clinical signs of arthritis
3- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Rutin helps in the treatment of inflammatory bowel disease by reducing colonic tissue damage caused by inflammatory colitis.
Rutins can be used for the treatment of colitis
Nutritional Profile of Blackberries
Blackberries are a good source of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) necessary for the immune and cardiovascular systems; vitamin A (retinol), a chemical compound essential for preserving and maintaining a healthy vision; and vitamin K, necessary for keeping healthy bones and normal clots. Additionally, Blackberries contain huge amounts of fibers, while its seeds contain respectable amounts of polyunsaturated fats, necessary for heart health and appropriate for fighting high cholesterol levels.
Blackberries are summer fruits that are available all year round; during winter they can be easily found frozen in grocery stores, where you can find packed blackberries sold alone or in berry mixes
Eat blackberries daily fresh or frozen it never counts as they taste delicious in either ways, try them in a snack or simply add them to ice creams, or include them in your breakfast oatmeal
Verified by: Dr.Diab (November 30, 2017)
Citation: Dr.Diab. (November 30, 2017). Nutrition facts and Nutritional information of Blackberries. Medcoi Journal of Medicine, 9(2). urn:medcoi:article18233.