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Picking blackberries fun, healthy
Blackberries are low-fat, low-calorie, high-fiber and versatile. Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens is allowing visitors to pick their own berries in June and July. - photo by Photo provided.
SAVANNAH — Lisa Jordan, University of Georgia Family and Consumer Sciences Extension agent, reminds us that blackberries are good and good for us. She said they are “low in fat, low in calories and high in dietary fiber.” Blackberries contain 21 mg of vitamin C in 100 grams of fruit. They are a particularly good source of vitamin A, potassium and calcium, and rank high among other fruits for their antioxidant properties. And they are versatile, too.
“Reach for blackberries for a snack, to put in smoothies, or for a quick desert,” Jordan said, “and they’re great in salads.”
Anyone looking for locally grown fruit can pick blackberries at the Bamboo Farm and Coastal Gardens beginning in early June. Picking hours are from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Call ahead to make sure the field is open and that there is plenty of fruit to pick. Pickers will be given a plastic bucket with a plastic bag liner for picking. Pay for what you pick at $3 per pound.
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