Berries, Blackberry

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Year-round

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on demand

Receiving/Storage:

Storage/Handling: Temperature/humidity recommendation for short-term storage of 7 days or less: 32-36 degrees F / 0 _ 2 degrees C. 90 _ 98% relative humidity. Store blackberry containers in a single layer in a well ventilated area.

Description:

Research shows that blackberries contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants of any fruit. Antioxidants are thought to help prevent cancer. Blackberries also contain ellagic acid, which has been shown to have viral and bacteria-fighting properties. Blackberries are also called brambles, named for the thorned bushes they grow on. Receiving Information: Berries with caps attached may be immature. Good-quality product will be bright, clean and fresh with good color and plumpness. Overripe berries are dull, soft and sometimes leaky _ indicated by stained containers. Shriveling„blackberries may lose moisture and shrivel if they are stored in an area with low humidity. Tough textured skin„exposing blackberries to high temperatures may cause skin texture to toughen.

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