Blackberries, once the darling of Ireland’s citrus market, are back on Irish menus again.
Blackberry is back in the menu at two Michelin starred restaurants in the Irish capital, Dublin and Dublin Island.
The first Michelin star restaurant, Loughrey in Drogheda, will be the first to offer Blackberry Fruit Pie and Blackberry Butter.
The second restaurant, in the trendy, fashionable Hotel Magon, will feature Blackberry Wine in a menu of traditional Irish wines.
Blackberries are a traditional, locally grown fruit that grows in the highlands of Northern Ireland, but the variety is now being grown in the US.
The country has seen a surge in Blackberry production over the last decade.
A study by the University of Miami found that there was a 10 per cent increase in the quantity of berries available for sale in Ireland last year.
It is said that if they were not grown locally, the berries would not survive.
The popularity of Blackberry has spread across the country and even to the UK, with Londoners buying the fruit for their pies.
Blackbluemedia said it wanted to take its Blackberry flavours to a wider audience.
It will be launching a new website in Ireland in the coming weeks.
BlackBerry is an exotic and sweet, dark-flavoured, fruit that is native to Northern Ireland and is the most popular fruit in Ireland.
The blackberry’s long history has been traced to a Native American tribe called the Blackfoot who hunted it for food.
It has been the staple food of the Irish for generations and is now the national fruit of Ireland.
Blackbeard, a legendary Irish pirate, has been credited with bringing Blackberry back to the island.
The fruit is used to make blackcurrants, the sweet, fruity fruits of the family Melaleuca.