Blackberries are one of the top ten antioxidant foods, they are packed with polyphenols helping to prevent cancer and heart disease. They strengthen blood vessels, and improves eyesight. The high tannin content of blackberries helps to tighten tissue, relieves intestinal inflammation, and helps reduce hemorrhoids (lovely), and stomach disorders. Blackberries are high in vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin K, manganese and fiber.
Here is an easy recipe for blackberry-blueberry cobbler
1 1/2 c fresh blackberries
1 1/2 c fresh blueberries
3 tbsp sugar
1/3 c fresh orange juice
2/3 c whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1 large egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 375
Combine berries, sugar and orange juice in a lightly greased 8 inch baking dish, set aside.
In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
In a medium bowl, add butter and beat egg and vanilla extract together. gradually add flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are combined.
Drop batter over berry mixture.
Bake 35-40 minutes
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