The blackberry way
In those weekswe metwe talkedwe laughedwe ate blackberry pie
we foughtwe made up
I let her go without a signal.and all the while she Blackberried
In the autumn I took her blackberryingin a rural place without a signal
she left me then... By the Blackberries.
Rich in antioxidant vitamins A and C
Although there are no clinical studies to date proving these effects below in humans, medical research shows likely benefit of regularly consuming blackberries against:
pleurisy and lung inflammation
anti-thrombosis (inhibition of blood clotting)
several types of cancer
age-related cognitive decline.
When the plant antioxidant story became public a few years ago, one of the first fruits to rise to the top of the ORAC charts was the blackberry. A member of the rose family (Rosacea) and Rubus species of brambleberries (also called "caneberries"). The genus Rubus contains over 740 species as perennial, deciduous, woody shrubs with long vines ("brambles" up to 20 ft long) covered by firm thorns that made blackberry brambles useful as a defensive barrier along English land borders during the 16th century.
Rubus also includes roses and diverse other major fruits, including strawberries, apples, pears and peaches. While it may be difficult to see common characteristics among such diverse fruits and the blackberry, there is one important botanical similarity: the flower. All these Rubus plants typically have 5-7 white/pink petals around a central cluster of yellow stamens.