Blackberries

A berry with bags of flavour!

The blackberry is a juicy, purple-black fruit with a firm bite. Nowadays, enthusiasts are increasingly “picking” them from the refrigerated fruit shelf. Blackberries consist of clusters of smaller fruits, set around a soft core. They have a wonderfully sweet to slightly sour taste.

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Growing and harvesting

Handpicked

The blackberry is a shrub plant, related to the rose. The growers cut pieces of stem from selected mother plants for potting up. The cuttings go into the cold store for four months before being planted in the greenhouse, under tunnels or in the open field. It takes them about 8 weeks to grow from flower to fruit.

The blackberries are picked by hand. After sorting, packing and cooling, they are quickly sent on their way to Berries Pride.

Packaging options

Also tailor-made

We supply blackberries in a variety of EAT ME packaging. The most popular options are cardboard or plastic trays of 125 grams. We sell these per package of 12 x 125 grams. This type of packaging optimally preserves product quality.

If you prefer a tailor-made solution, please contact Sebastiaan van Altena to discuss options.

Did you know that we are about to launch a sustainable packaging line for all our berries? We will keep you informed if you sign up for the newsletter.

Storage advice

For optimal flavour retention

  • Transport Refrigerated storage and transport are essential. Blackberries prefer a temperature between 2 and 4˚C.
  • The best place in-store is the refrigerated section.

Nutritional value

Per 100 grams

37 Kcal/154kJ. 5.1 g Sugars. 0.0 g Fat. 0.2 g Saturated fat. 3.1 g Fibre. 5.1g Carbohydrates. <0.01g Salt. Percentage of daily reference intake: Vitamin A 18% 142 µg. Vitamin C 15% 12 mg. Vitamin E 20% 2.4 mg. Vitamin K 26% 19.8 µg.

Blackberries are rich in fibre and a source of vitamin A and C, which support the functioning of the immune system. Eyesight and skin also benefit.

37 kcal
0g fat
3.1g fibre
5.1g sugars

Recipes

Inspiration & tips

Game and blackberries go well together
The blackberry is a versatile delicacy. Delicious to eat as a snack, but also a surprising and tasty ingredient in a variety of recipes, such as a refreshing combination with yoghurt for breakfast, or with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Blackberries also combine beautifully with smoked duck or goose, for example. For inspiring recipes, visit: eatme.nl.

Sebastiaan van Altena

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