- They are a rich source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.
- Raspberries have significantly high levels of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals that have e potential health benefits against cancer, aging, inflammation, and neuro-degenerative diseases.
- Fresh raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin-C,
- Raspberries contain anti-oxidant vitamins like vitamin A, and vitamin E.
- Raspberries have an ORAC value (oxygen radical absorbance capacity) of about 4900 per 100 grams, making it among the top-ranked ORAC fruits -- this is a good thing.
- Raspberries contain minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, iron and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Manganese is used by the body as a co-factor for the antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. Copper is required in the production of red blood cells.
- They are rich in B-complex group of vitamins and vitamin K. The berries contain vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid. These vitamins are function as co-factors and help body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein and fats.
By the way, individuals with already existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems may want to avoid eating raspberries.
Holistic Health Coach