Black Raspberries are native to North America, and while they grow wild in many parts of the United States, they are only farmed commercially in Oregon, which grows 99% of the annual harvest. While they bear the Raspberry name, they are much stronger in flavor than red or golden varietals and contain many more seeds. These uniquely sweet yet tart berries are blue/black in color, small and round in shape, and are of good firmness. Black raspberries have an extremely dark pigment, which makes them ideally suited to be used as a natural coloring agent. They have some of the highest antioxidant properties of all berries, and are the subject of numerous health benefits studies.
Plant: Vigorous, small but numerous thorns
HarvestOregon Black Raspberries have a short harvest window of roughly 3 weeks starting at the beginning of July.
Nutrition100 gramCalories 72.54
Total fat .14 g
Protein 1.35 g
Dietary Fiber 1.68 g
Vitamin A 38.00IU
Vitamin C 2.36mg
ORAC 77 μmole/ g
Anthocyanins 5.98 mg/g
Phenolics 9.80 mg/g