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Edible and Medicinal Uses for Dewberry
Dewberries are common throughout most of the Northern Hemisphere, sometimes thought of as a nuisance weed, but the leaves can be used for a tea, and the berries are sweet and edible. They can be eaten raw, or used to make cobbler or jam.
Dewberry is a high energy food with substantial quaintly of phenolic acids which are antioxidant compounds known as potent anti carcinogenic agents. They also contain carbohydrates, are High in Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K Manganese, Vitamin E, Foliate, Magnesium, Potassium and Copper vitamins A & B vitamins.
The dewberries (Rubus sect. Eubatus) are a group of species closely related to the blackberries. They are small brambles with berries reminiscent of the raspberry, but are usually purple to black instead of red.