On March 15, 1806, at Fort Clatsop, Oregon, near the mouth of the majestic Columbia River, the expedition of Lewis and Clark came upon a patch of berries now known as the Pacific Blackberry. Among the native berries of the Pacific Northwest, the blackberry had for centuries been valued by First Nation peoples for its great taste and nutritional value.
Naturally, Biocento Ecofarm re-established the Native Blackberry and to this day, this plump, juicy berry is our favorite in muffins and pancakes. Once gently dehydrated using our proprietary drying method, it keeps practically forever and may be used in cakes, muesli, survival packs and any type of baked goods.
Native blackberries rate among the healthiest foods, containing high concentrations of anthocyanins and ellagic acid, protective phytochemicals with antiviral and antibiotic properties. And equally important, they just taste great!
It must be mentioned though that our wildcrafted Native Blackberries have small seeds. While some folks do not appreciate the seeds, we love them because blackberry seeds contain oil rich in omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid) and omega-6 fats (linoleic acid) as well as protein, dietary fiber, carotenoids, ellagitannins and the previously mentioned cytoprotective ellagic acid. The seeds are furthermore a valuable source of antioxidants.