The raspberry is pretty well-known across the world. They are grown for local grocery stores and fresh food markets as well as for processing for frozen fruit, dried, pureed fruit and juice.
Because raspberries need an ample amount of sun and water to develop, they are usually a mid-summer crop, depending on where you are located in the world.
In addition to their great taste and fun texture, raspberries as with all antioxidant fruits, have numerous health benefits.
- Polyphenol antioxidants
- Anthocyanin pigments
- Dietary fiber
- Vitamic C
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Folic Acid
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Because of their deeper color, raspberries are near the top when compared to other fruits based on their antioxidants when it comes to their dense amounts of ellagic acid, quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins, cyanidins, pelargonidins, catechins, kaempferol and salicyclic.
Raspberries have an ORAC Value of about 4900 per 100 grams, which falls under blueberries (they’re 9000 ORAC units) and above apples at 2800.
The health benefits that some have experienced with raspberries are listed below. Please be aware that this isn’t proof that they work, but that they are known to help.
- Reduces Inflamation
- Helps to Eliminate Age-Related Cognitvie Decline
- Prevents Cardiovascular Disease
- Reduces Allergies
- Helps to Prevent Degeneration of Eye Sight with Aging
- Reduces Pain
- Prevents Cancer