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!