1. Place berries in a colander and wash with cold running water. Carefully move berries around with hands while rinsing. Remove any leaves, twigs or debris from picking and discard any old, mushy or dried berries. Shake colander of excess water and pour berries out onto a clean towel to dry.
2. Place dry berries in a single layer onto a waxed-paper lined baking sheet and place in freezer for several hours or until firm. This keeps berries loose in the storage bag for easier measuring.
Although not mass marketed as such, blackberries are one of the super fruits that are rich in nutrients and high in antioxidants. Blackberries are high in tannins, the “Cabernet” of berries. They act as an anti-inflammatory, lesson bleeding and aid in digestive discomfort. Tannins have been reported to reduce tumors, tighten tissues and help tone skin for that never-ending fight against aging.
1/2 a cup of fresh or frozen blackberries a day…may help keep the doctor away!