Raspberry

Rubus idaeus

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.

 

Nutrition Facts
1 servings per container
Serving size 100g

Amount per serving
Calories 50
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 1g

Calcium 3mg 1%
Iron 4mg 23%
Magnesium 6%
Phosphorus 3%
Folate 5%
Potassium 4%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Retrieved from http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ January 2015

How to store

  • 0 - 5ºc
  • Wash before eating

Source: postharvest.ucdavis.edu/Commodity_Resources/Fact_Sheets/

Research areas

Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:

  • Heart health

  • Cancer prevention and treatment

  • Antioxidant properties

  • Anemia prevention and control

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Raspberry is...

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.

Interesting info

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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