Blackberries are characterized by their colouring, their unique composition and their flavour. Like Raspberries, Blackberries are not technically a berry, but rather an aggregate fruit of individual drupes held together by very fine, nearly invisible hairs. Blackberries do not have a hollow center, instead they have a solid, edible core. When ripe, Blackberries have a deep inky sheen with purple highlights.
Blackberries are a good source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium and dietary fiber. Blackberries get their dark purple pigmentation from the phytonutrient anthocyanin, which also has antioxidant properties. Blackberry can be added to fresh fruit salads, baked goods such as tarts, cakes, and pies or they can be used to prepare jellies or preserves. Also combined with frutis to prepare fruit salsa.