Blackberries. What a succulent, powerful little fruit! The bush out behind my house is loaded and they are starting to turn that dark color that lets you know they are ready for picking. You have to be careful though. They grow on brambles, thorny stalks, and if you aren’t paying attention, you can end up with battle scars from picking this treat. I love making fresh blackberry sherbet, cobbler and jam though and I am willing to risk the personal damage to my arms and legs to be able to make fresh treats. This delicate berry contains at least a third of the daily recommended value of four important nutrients and has been found to fight everything from premature skin aging to aggressive cancers. It has a rich history and, bonus, can be used in virtually any type of food. Plus, it’s easy to grow yourself!