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Take yourself back to your childhood with the distinctive flavour of fresh blackberries. Share the joy with an irresistible blackberry cobbler or delicious bowl of fresh berries. And turn an everyday moment into a celebration.
Rich in colour and explosive in taste, blackberries can elevate an ordinary meal into something truly special! Simply add a handful of delicious blackberries to give your dessert an extra kick of sweetness or boost the flavours of a savoury dish with a simple blackberry sauce. However, you enjoy your blackberries - they’re guaranteed to bring people together.
However, blackberries have had an extensive history of being enjoyed long before this. The earliest consumption of blackberries dates back over 2,500 years ago!
From being used in cordials, pies, jellies and jams, blackberries have been a staple in the culinary world for hundreds of years. But we have used them for more than simply eating. Blackberries have been used in traditional medicines across the world, with research reporting that ancient Greeks and Romans used the berries to treat Gout and other illnesses. Blackberries have also been used to dye fabrics and hair, and their stems were also used to create rope by Native Americans.
Our blackberry plants are carefully selected to ensure that all our berries have the rich flavours and juicy texture that Driscoll’s is known for. This attention to detail means that every packet of Driscoll's blackberries is bursting with intense flavours and packed with nutritious vitamins and minerals.
Blackberries range in colour from deep blue to purple to black. Choose berries that are deep and evenly coloured. They should be plump and dry, and have a smooth sheen.
Keep your blackberries in the fridge in a dry container. You can freeze blackberries by gently rinsing them in cool water, allowing them to dry completely, and placing them into freezer-friendly containers.
It’s best to wash your blackberries just before eating them. You can choose to enjoy them on their own, as a tasty jam on toast, or in a range of dishes. Blackberries are great in both sweet and savoury recipes, so get creative with your cooking! Try our savoury blackberry pizza for something different or indulge your sweet tooth with our blackberry crumble cheesecake.
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