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Carb Counts for Blackberries

Blackberry Nutritional Information


Updated April 10, 2014

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Blackberries are one of the fruits lowest in sugars, and are highly nutritious as well.

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 Blackberries

There is no scientific study of the glycemic index of blackberries. Some sources have extrapolated from other similar foods that it would be around 40.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Blackberries

  • ½ cup of fresh blackberries is estimated to have a glycemic load of 2.

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Blackberries

Blackberries 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

More Information About Blackberries at Calorie Count Plus.

More Carb Profiles:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

Seeram, NP. "Berry fruits for cancer prevention: current status and future prospects.." Journal of agricultural and food chemistry. 56(3):630-5. (2008).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.
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