Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Blackberries
- ½ cup blackberries: 3.5 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 4 grams fiber and 31 calories.
- ½ cup unsweetened unthawed frozen blackberries: 8 grams of carbohydrate plus 4 grams of fiber and 49 calories. When buying frozen blackberries, check the label carefully to make sure there is no added sugar.
Glycemic Index for BlackberriesThere is no scientific study of the glycemic index of blackberries. Some sources have extrapolated from other similar foods that it would be around 40.
Glycemic Load of Blackberries
- ½ cup of fresh blackberries is estimated to have a glycemic load of 2.
Health Benefits of BlackberriesBlackberries are a very good source of vitamin C and manganese, and a good source of vitamin K. They also provide high amounts antioxidant compounds, in form of phytonutrients, especially ellagic acid and others which may help protect our cells from damage. There is some evidence of reduction of cancer risk from blackberries. More About the Health Benefits of Berries, and Serving Suggestions
Low-Carb Recipes With Blackberries
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