Red raspberry (Rubusidaeus) is a perennial plant of the rose family (Rosaceae). It represents a shrub that originates from South Europe. The fruit of raspberry has a red color and is known for its unique flavor and sour taste, derived from aromatic substances from it.
Raspberry fruits have nutritious, protective and healing properties:
They contain many antioxidants (anthocyanins, vitamin C, folic acid, provitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, etc.).
The fruits are rich in minerals (potassium, phosphorus, manganese, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium).
These berries contain 85% water, around 10% sugar, glucose and fructose, pectin, vegetable fibers, organic acid – citric, malic, salicylic, and formic, aromatic substances, flavonoids and alkaloids.
Raspberry is an ideal food for hot days, especially recommended to consume in the diet of children and older children.
Raspberries are highly valued fruit due to its pleasant, aromatic, refreshing scent and taste. The energy value of 100 grams of fresh raspberries is 52 kcal.
The fruits of raspberry are used in the treatment of asthma, eczema, as well as therapies for improving appetite in children. Also, they are excellent for reduction of increased temperature during a cold, flu and other diseases.
Regular consumption of raspberries can improve your blood, regulate the operation of intestines and soothe sore stomach and prevent vomiting.
Besides fresh and dried fruits, raspberry leaves, which possess even more vitamin C, are used when making drugs.
You can use the leaves, root and dried raspberries in order to make teas for against sore throat, for strengthening the heart, treating hemorrhoids, lichens, rashes and other allergic reactions and for strengthening the entire organism. These teas can also help against painful menstruation and menopause symptoms.