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Founded in Hawaii in 1851, Dole Food Company, Inc., with 2010 revenues of $6.9 billion, is the world's largest producer and marketer of high-quality fresh fruit and fresh vegetables. Dole markets a growing line of packaged and frozen foods, and is a produce industry leader in nutrition education and research. The Company does business in more than 90 countries and employs, on average, 36,000 full-time, regular employees and 23,000 full-time seasonal or temporary employees, worldwide.
June 14, 2013 BY Dole Fresh Vegetables

The Useful Blackberry

Today you may know Blackberries as the unbelievably delicious treat you pack in your lunch, or the snack you have when you get home from work. But did you know that Blackberries have held quite a few jobs of their own throughout history? For instance, in ancient times, there was a concoction using the Blackberry root that was used soothe sore throats, and mouth ulcers!
That’s not all! Blackberries were even used to treat small wounds, though today, most Doctors probably won’t pull out their mortar and pestle and blackberries to treat small scrapes! In folk traditions, Blackberry was even used to treat Gout, which led to it adopting the name Goutberry.  
As well as numerous ancient medicinal remedies, the Blackberry is used in many modern, delectable DOLE® recipes. These recipes include a refreshing Salad, a breezy Kokomo Quencher, and to finish off a great meal with a unique dessert that will truly wow an audience, the unbeatable Blackberry Cheesecake!
Though the Blackberry might not be the all-curing remedy it used to be, it still deserves recognition as one of the juiciest, tastiest fruits around!