What are they?
Delicious and cute-looking raspberries are a member of genus Rubus of Rose family. It is a perennial plant with flowers blooming throughout the year.
In spite of being a summer crop in the past, nowadays, with the development of technology, raspberries can be produced all the year.
They are mainly cultivated in most temperate regions of the world. The largest raspberries’ producer is Russia, followed by Poland.
In present days, there is a wide range of raspberries’ hybrid form and varieties such as Black Raspberries, Blue Raspberries, Red Raspberries, Purple Raspberries and Golden Raspberries.
- Raspberry contains a high level of vitamin C which supports general immunity to fight flu, cold, infections as well as other common diseases and conditions.
- Ellagic acid in raspberries helps to prevent the occurrence of cancers 1.
- Raspberry is rich in antioxidants which maintain eye health by protecting the eye retina from oxidative stress.
- It also includes such nutritious flavonoids that have properties of preventing inflammation of stomach, bones, intestine and cardiovascular system such as phytonutrient, antioxidants and tannins.
- Raspberry is a reliable addition to the diet of diabetics thanks to the reasonable sugar content and high dietary fibre it contained.
How to use them?
- Fruit or green salads with fresh raspberry sections are an ideal recipe.
- Raspberry is a wonderful snack in your between meals.
- You can use it in fruit-enriched pastries like the well-known Danish pastry.
- Raspberries are going well with dairy products as in milkshakes, smoothies, strawberry flavoured ice creams and yoghurt.