ONLY AVAILABLE IN COLOMBIA
Raspberries are said to date back to prehistoric times. These sweet and tangy berries are great fresh or frozen and they are often used in smoothies, desserts, jams and preserves.
Retrieved from http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ January 2015
How to store
- 0 - 5ºc
- Wash before eating
Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:
Cancer prevention and treatment
Anemia prevention and control
A HIGH NATURAL SOURCE OF DIETARY FIBER
Half a cup of raspberries provides 28% of the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber. Eating foods high in fiber will help you control your weight by keeping you fuller for longer. Fiber also aids digestion and helps prevent constipation.
A HIGH NATURAL SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
One serving (100 grams) of raspberries provides 44% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. This vitamin is essential for skin, bones, and connective tissue, plus it increases iron absorption.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
A serving of raspberries (100 grams) provides 4% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. This mineral helps nerves and muscles communicate, it allows nutrients to flow into cells, and it helps remove waste from cells. A diet rich in potassium helps counteract some of the harmful effects of sodium in blood pressure.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF FOLATE
Half a cup of raspberries provides 5% of the recommended daily intake of folate. Both folate and folic acid are a type of B vitamin; folate occurs naturally in food, while folic acid is the synthetic form. It is important for all women to take folic acid, especially those who are pregnant as it helps prevent birth defects.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
A serving of raspberries (100 grams) provides 6% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This mineral helps neutralize stomach acid and it moves waste through the intestine.
Raspberries or 'forest strawberry', as they are otherwise known, are called chardonera or frambuesa in Spanish. First grown in monasteries in Europe during the Middle Ages, it was one of the first European plants to be introduced to North America. Raspberries come from the raspberry bush, or sangüeso tree, as it is known in Spanish. In Colombia, a variety called Carolina is the best suited for commercial production. There are pure and hybrid varieties of raspberries ranging in color from red and yellow to purple and black. Did you know that raspberry seed oil is used for skin care? Raspberry leaf tea is a natural remedy to alleviate menstrual problems, and it is also used as a uterine tonic during pregnancy.
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