8 Amazing Benefits of Blackberry Juice

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Drinking blackberry juice can deliver a number of surprising health benefits for those who regularly add it to their morning routine or incorporate it into their diet in other ways.

What is Blackberry Juice?

Blackberry juice is the juice derived from blackberries (Rubus allegheniensis), a fruit-bearing bramble common to colder Northern climates. The berries of this shrub are dark black or purple, and when ripe, they are sweet and very delicate to the touch. Blackberry juice has been used for thousands of years as a traditional folk medicine for several different health problems and is also known for its simultaneously tart and sweet taste.

Benefits of Blackberry Juice

The top benefits of blackberry juice include its ability to nourish pregnant women, treat diarrhea, reduce inflammation and gout, and boost skin health.

Close-up of a glass of blackberry juice with blackberries scattered on a white wooden background.

Blackberry juice is as delicious as it is beneficial. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Tonic for Pregnancy

This juice is considered beneficial for women during pregnancy. It contains many recommended prenatal vitamins and minerals, such as folate, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, and phosphorous. In particular, folate is necessary to prevent neural tube defects in the unborn child. Plus, the low sugar and high water content of this juice make it a perfect, low-glycemic drink.

Nutrition Facts

Blackberry juice, canned
Serving Size :
NutrientValue
Water [g]90.9
Energy [kcal]38
Energy [kJ]158
Protein [g]0.3
Total lipid (fat) [g]0.6
Ash [g]0.4
Carbohydrate, by difference [g]7.8
Fiber, total dietary [g]0.1
Sugars, total including NLEA [g]7.7
Calcium, Ca [mg]12
Iron, Fe [mg]0.48
Magnesium, Mg [mg]21
Phosphorus, P [mg]12
Potassium, K [mg]135
Sodium, Na [mg]1
Zinc, Zn [mg]0.41
Copper, Cu [mg]0.11
Selenium, Se [µg]0.3
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid [mg]11.3
Thiamin [mg]0.01
Riboflavin [mg]0.02
Niacin [mg]0.45
Vitamin B-6 [mg]0.02
Folate, total [µg]10
Folate, food [µg]10
Folate, DFE [µg]10
Choline, total [mg]6.6
Vitamin A, RAE [µg]6
Carotene, beta [µg]74
Vitamin A, IU [IU]123
Lutein + zeaxanthin [µg]68
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) [mg]0.9
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) [µg]15.2
Fatty acids, total saturated [g]0.02
16:0 [g]0.01
18:0 [g]0
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated [g]0.06
18:1 [g]0.05
20:1 [g]0
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated [g]0.34
18:2 [g]0.23
18:3 [g]0.12
Sources include : USDA

Digestion

This juice is often used to treat diarrhea and fluid retention. It is also considered as a treatment for gout and is recommended as a diabetic-friendly food.

Anti-Aging

Blackberries contain many nutrients which are beneficial for the skin. Vitamin C produces skin-toning collagen, which helps restore elasticity and retain moisture in skin cells. Vitamin E prevents fine lines and wrinkles, while antioxidants help protect the skin from free radical damage.

Eye Care

Blackberry juice is a good source of lutein, which protects the eyes from oxidative stress and ultraviolet radiation by forming a protective barrier. The anthocyanins in blackberries also prevent macular degeneration, loss of night vision, and cataracts.

Bone Support

The minerals in blackberries are all essential for the development of strong bones, including phosphorus, calcium, and potassium.

Heart Health

The anthocyanins and minerals in blackberry juice reduce the risk of heart disease by promoting arterial flow and regulating blood pressure. Improved blood circulation and blood pressure can also reduce the risk of stroke or hypertension.

Brain Power

The polyphenolic compounds in blackberries may slow down age-related cognitive and motor disabilities. Daily consumption of blackberry juice may improve memory and mental function.

Healthy Blood

Blackberry juice is an excellent source of vitamin K, a commonly forgotten essential vitamin that promotes regular blood clotting and prevents excessive bleeding. Vitamin K is also important for bone health and cardiovascular support.

Side Effects 

People on blood-thinning medication, those undergoing treatment for other blood disorders, or people scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks should not drink blackberry juice, as it could cause complication during the procedure.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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