Only rinse berries right before you use them. Refrigerate them for an hour or so when you bring them home from the market. They're easier to rinse when they've had a chance to firm up just a bit. After washing berries, let them rest in a colander in the refrigerator and another vessel that has some air circulation. This will help them dry out more considerably than if just placed in a bowl.
Blackberries are a good source of Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Folate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K and Manganese.
- The dark blue color ensures blackberries have one of the highest antioxidant levels of all fruits.
- Blackberries are known by a variety of names, which include brambleberries, bramble, dewberry, thimbleberry and lawers.