Blackberry

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The blackberry is an edible fruit, which grows on thorny bushes. The blackberry grows in temperate climates, primarily in North and Central America, Europe, the British Isles and Australia (Wikipedia, nd).

 

Allergy Alert:

You may not be aware that blackberries and other fruits, vegetables and nuts contain a naturally occurring chemical related to aspirin. If you are allergic or intolerant of aspirin, you may develop allergy symptoms after eating blackberries. If you notice allergy symptoms develop after eating blackberries, avoid consuming them until you can be seen by your doctor or allergist (Livestrong, 2013).

Common Uses:

The soft fruit is popular for use in desserts, jams, seedless jelly, and sometimes wine. It is often mixed with apples for pies and crumbles. Blackberries are also used to produce candy (Wikipedia, nd).

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