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Last week we talked about being able to tell the difference between blackberries and black raspberries. We also mentioned some of the trouble in this is that the people selling you black raspberry products or writing news articles about black raspberries can’t tell the difference either! It makes it worse when dietary supplement companies realize this mistake and don’t properly fix it. Just do a google image search for “black raspberry capsules” and see what comes up. Almost all the artwork doesn’t even use real black raspberries. We will leave the company names out of it, but let’s take a look at some examples of product label artwork:
This company was actually the one being pushed on The Dr. Oz Show around this time last year. On their bottles of black raspberry capsules, they used this image:
At some point down the road, they must have realized they were using a picture of blackberries. Notice the shiny skin, large berry caplets, and most importantly, the plug where the berry was attached to the plant. Well, they simply decided to just do a little creative editing, filled the plug in and called it good, as you can see here:
Here are some more examples of dietary supplement companies using blackberries on their label:
Now it’s not like blackberries aren’t healthy in their own right, but they most certainly are not black raspberries.
The real question is, after reading our last article on the difference between blackberries and black raspberries, can you tell the difference? Try searching around on google for images black raspberry products and see if you can spot the mistakes. Believe us, there are plenty more out there!