Berries and Dumplings

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This fresh berry desset will change the way you think about dumplings. There is nothing quite like a fresh berry dessert with dumplings, and this is sure to be a dessert recipe you try again and again. If you have not had blackberry dumplings before, you will want to try this recipe for a treat the whole family will love. Some of the ingredients you will need for this fresh fruit dessert include fresh or frozen blackberries, sugar, nutmeg and flour. For the full recipe instructions, you will want to take a look at The Southern Lady Cooks site.

Enjoying this fresh berry dessert is a good way to reap the benefits of healthy blackberries. Some of the health benefits of consuming fresh blackberries include better digestive health, prevention of cancer, strengthened immune defence, and healthy functioning of heart. Blackberries can provide cognitive benefits and help to aid in enhancing memory, keeping your bones strong, weight management, healthy skin, improved vision and disease-free eyes. Blackberries are a tasty fruit, along with being nutrient dense. By consuming fresh blackberries, you will benefit from a list of vitamins to include vitamin A, vitamin B1 (thiamine), vitamin B2 (riboflavin), along with vitamin B3 (niacin), and vitamin B6. Blackberries also contain folate, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. Blackberries also contain minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc and potassium. Blackberries are also a good source of amino acids and essential dietary fiber.

Some of the health benefits of consuming fresh blackberries include their antioxidant potential. Because of their profuse amount of powerful antioxidants which protect the body in multiple ways. Components such as phenolic acids, flavnols and flavonoids that are present in blackberries help to work against the harmful oxygen free molecules and counteract their actions. This protective radical scavenging activity that blackberries activate, help to protect the body from a range of diseases that are caused as consequence of oxidative damage which may be the underlying cause of many fatal conditions. Fresh blackberries have anti-cancer properties, and may be effective against the development of cancer including colon cancer, lung cancer, and esophageal cancer. The micro-nutrients that are present in blackberries also exert chemo-preventive effect and help to prevent the proliferation of malignant cells. Various scientific research that has been conducted on blackberries have advocated this fact and have also attributed to the anti-cancer activity to the abundance of anthocyanins and other phytochemicals, such as cyaniding-3-glucoside and ellagic acid, which inhibit tumor growth and metastasis.

Blackberries also offer their beneficial benefits in helping to improve the cognitive functions of the body. Research studies have suggested that polyphenolic components that are present in blackberries may help to retard the age-related decline in motor and cognitive activities that may also attribute to their antioxidant power. The regular consumption of blackberries may also help to be useful in enhancing the memory performance, along with behavioral and neuronal functions. Consuming blackberries also help with improved digestive health. Blackberries are an excellent source of both insoluble and soluble fiber that is essential for the optimum functioning of digestive system. Insoluble fiber found in blackberries helps to encourage the easy and better absorption of water in the large intestine. Consuming blackberries help to aid in weight management, because of their high fiber content and very few amounts of calories which make them an excellent snack during weight loss attempts. You will find this fresh berry dessert on The Southern Lady Cooks site. On the site, you will find other fresh berry desserts, dessert recipes, main dish recipe ideas, side dish, vegetable recipes and so much more. **

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