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Blackberry (Rubus fruticosus)

The blackberry is an edible fruit produced by many species in the genus Rubus in the family Rosaceae, hybrids among these species within the subgenus Rubus, and hybrids between the subgenera Rubus and Idaeobatus.

Cultivated blackberries are notable for their significant contents of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin. A 100 gram serving of raw blackberries supplies 43 calories and 5 grams of dietary fiber or 25% of the recommended Daily Value. 100 grams or blackberries contains 25% of vitamin C and 19% of vitamin K, respectively, while other essential nutrients are low in content.

Blackberries contain both soluble and insoluble fiber components. Blackberries contain numerous large seeds that are not always preferred by consumers. The seeds contain oil rich in omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 (linoleic acid) fats as well as protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins, and ellagic acid.

The fruit can be eaten raw, freeze dried into powder used in smoothies and other preparations, and the seeds used to produce an oil used in cosmetics.

Blackberry Seed Oil, cold pressed from blackberry seeds, is a natural source of antioxidants, tocopherols, tocotriencols and lutien and is packed with the vital phytosterol beta-sitosterol. Blackberry Seed Oil contains about 90% unsaturated fatty acids, 20% of which are omega-3's and is an impressive source of 22-28% of Alpha Linonlenic Acid. It's a natural emollient oil that nourishes the skin and leaves it feeling hydrated.

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