There are many varieties of raspberries which mature at different time of the year and are especially delicious forest gifts.
Raspberry shrub originated in southeastern Europe and can grow along side of roads and in forests. Garden-growing is the commonest way where raspberries grow.
Antioxidant activity in raspberry is 50% greater than antioxidant activity in strawberry.
It is the aromatic substances in raspberry that gives this berries their unique aroma and sour taste.
Energy and nutritional value
Energy value of 100 grams of fresh raspberries is 52 kcal / 217 kJ. Raspberry contains 86% water, 1.2% protein, 0.65% fat and 12% carbohydrates. She’s rights treasure of fiber (6,5 g).
The fruit contains vitamin C (26, 2 mg), vitamin B group, vitamin E and K. In small amounts, contains almost all minerals.
Raspberry is rich in various antioxidants. “BioFactors” journal published that Antioxidant activity of raspberry 50% greater than Antioxidant activity strawberry, 10 times the energy activity of peppers and 3 times the energy activity of kiwi.
Antioxidant activity in raspberry is not lost when it freezes or when it is in the form of jam.
About 25% of antioxidants activity of raspberry belongs to anthocyanins such as: quercetin, kaempferol, Cyanidin 3-rutinoside, Pelargonidin Glukoza. Anthocyanins give the raspberries its intense red color, protect the body from harmful effects of free radicals, possess sole antimicrobial properties, inhibit the growth and proliferating bacteria and fungi in the body (such as Candida albicans).
Most of the antioxidant capacity belongs to ellagitannins, which is almost exclusively found in raspberries and which are considered to have anti — cancer activity.
It is an excellent source of fiber, which help in proper intestinal function and thus prevent the development of colon cancer.
Raspberries are healthy for the heart and blood vessels, because they bind to bile salts in the colon and throw them out of the body. Fiber increases insulin sensitivity and thus prevents the development of type 2 diabetes.
They have the capacity to bind water, swell and give a feeling of satiety, so foods rich in fiber are recommended during the diet and maintaining a healthy weight.
Raspberry is an excellent source of vitamin C, which is a strong antioxidant. 20% of antioxidant activity raspberry vitamin C belongs.
Syrup and vinegar made of them can strengthen the heart and makes juice that helps with fever. Pure raspberry juice, diluted or not, syrup and vinegar, in general, are the best for all diseases that manifest with represented by fever.
This fruit is recommended as a dietary food for the sick with diabetes or with kidney disease, and for the sick with rheumatism.
Apart from the fruit, you can also use raspberries leaves. You can use raspberry leaves to make curative teas to relieve inflammation of the throat, intestinal, and diarrhea, skin diseases, as well as raising general immunity and strengthen the heart. Drink this tea several times a day.
Tea helps in painful menstruation and menopausal difficulties.
Raspberry leaf tea is recommended for cleansing the blood to treat skin rashes and against cough.