blackberry [blak-ber-ee, -buh-ree] noun


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Rubus fruticosus. A deep purple fruit with clusters of juice-filled drupelets. These berries taste best when they are very dark purplish-black – as dark as possible – and have a tart-sweet flavor. The blackberry is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Purchase fruit that is dry and with fully developed color. Take advantage of these fresh berries during the peak months of July and August. Store dry in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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