Berry Blends

Snowcrest Berry Blend is a delicious mix of plump, juicy, sweet blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. This scrumptious treat is loaded with antioxidants and is a source of vitamins, minerals, dietary fibre and provides many other important health benefits. All the berries are harvested and frozen at the “peak of perfection,”™ thus making it a perfect package of nutritional wealth and luxurious flavours.

Health & Nutritional Facts of Blackberries

Also see blueberries, raspberries and strawberries for nutritional information of the other berries in Snowcrest Berry Blend.

  • Blackberries are packed with numerous plant nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and dietary fibers that are essential for optimum health.
  • They are very low in calories and rich in soluble and insoluble fiber. Xylitol, a low-calorie sugar substitute presents in the fruit fibers, absorbs more slowly than sugar, and does not contribute to high blood sugar levels.
  • Blackberries have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, ellagic acid tannin), quercetin, gallic acid, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol and salicylic acid. Scientific studies show that these antioxidant compounds may have potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neurological diseases.
  • Blackberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps develop resistance against infectious agents, counter inflammation, and scavenge harmful free radicals from the body.
  • They contain adequate levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K and in addition, they are rich in many other health promoting flavonoid poly-phenolic antioxidants such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and ß-carotene in small amounts. Altogether, these compounds help act as protective scavengers against oxygen-derived free radicals and reactive oxygen species (ROS) that play a role in aging and various disease process.
  • Blackberries have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of anti-oxidant strength) of about 5347µmol TE per 100 grams.
  • Further, blackberries contain good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Copper is required in the bone metabolism as well as in production of white and red blood cells.
  • They contain moderate levels of B-complex group of vitamins. It contains very good amounts of pyridoxine, niacin, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and folic acid. These vitamins are acting as cofactors help body metabolize carbohydrates, proteins, and fats.

Blackberries Nutritive Value per 100 g, ORAC Value 5347 µmol TE/100 g
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)

Principle

Nutrient Value

Percentage of RDA

Energy 43 Kcal 2%
Carbohydrates 9.61 g 7%
Protein 1.39 g 2%
Total Fat 0.49 g 2%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g 14%

Vitamins

 

 

Folates 25 µg 6%
Niacin 0.646 mg 4%
Pantothenic acid 0.276 mg 5.5%
Pyridoxine 0.030 mg 2%
Thiamin 0.020 IU 2%
Vitamin A 214 IU 7%
Vitamin C 21 mg 35%
Vitamin E 1.17 mg 8%
Vitamin K 19.8 µg 16.5%

Electrolytes

 

 

Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 162 mg 3%

Minerals

 

 

Calcium 29 mg 3%
Copper 165 µg 18%
Iron 0.62 mg 8%
Magnesium 20 mg 5%
Manganese 0.646 mg 3%
Selenium 0.4 µg 1%
Zinc 0.53 mg 5%

Phyto-nutrients

 

 

Carotene-ß 128 µg
Carotene-α 0 µg
Lutein-zeaxanthin 118 µg

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