Blackberries, which tend to look like large, blackish purple raspberries, can be grown in many different regions in North America. The berries thrive in Zone 5, which includes the Pacific Northwest, the Midwest, the Great Lakes region and the Atlantic Northeast. They are high in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, ellagic acid and can be eaten to treat nausea. Blackberries make a healthy and delicious snack.
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Thoroughly rinse your blackberries under cool water to clean them before eating. Place all of the blackberries into a large bowl.
Mash the blackberries — only very gently and slightly — with a potato masher. This will allow some of the juice to escape the blackberries, giving them more sweetness and flavor.
Sprinkle 2 tbsp. of sugar over the blackberries. Mix the sugar into blackberries with a wooden spoon. Taste a couple of blackberries and add more sugar according to your tastes.
Pour 1/4 cup of French vanilla flavored coffee creamer over the blackberries. Mix well with a spoon. Taste a couple of blackberries and add more creamer according to your tastes.
References and ResourcesYellow Hill Farm: Berry Recipes
ResourcesSouthern Grace Farms: Fun Facts About Berries
National Garden Association: USDA Hardiness Zone Finder