What are raspberries good?

Raspberries are one of the most common berries in Russia. The Russian Federation occupies the first place in the world in raspberry production and cultivates 165 tons per year. Surprisingly, the United States is going to rely with only 30 tons. The love for this natural delicacy is due to the benefits of the raspberry for the human body and its amazing flavor.


The rabbing is a perennial sem i-busting of the genus Rubus, from the Rosaceae family, with woody stem. Its fruit is a polynnon. It is presented in pink, crimson, yellow and even black. It spreads by vegetative and sexual reproduction. Often, the seeds are transported by the excrement of the birds that eat raspberries. A soil drained with a pH of 6-7 is optimal for fruiting.

In addition to the raspberry, the Rubus genre includes the blackberry, the blackberry and the Prunus, very widespread in the Russian Federation.

The berry appears in the second year of bush growth. The blackberry is covered with fine hairs, rich in vitamins and cellulose. It is used medicinally to aromatize medicinal syrups. It has a low glycemic index, low in sugars and without starch.

Raspberries have many enemies that spoil their leaves, roots and stems. The most common pests that destroy the fruit are the raspberry and moth beetle.

A fungus of the genre verticillosis is also dangerous for the berry. It usually damages tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes and peppers. When raspberries are planted in a place where these plants have recently established themselves, it is advisable to treat the soil against the fungus. Otherwise, the bush will not root.

Chemical composition

A single berry weighs three to five grams and contains about 100 pepitas.

Raspberries contain phytochemical compounds such as anthocyanine pigment (polyphenon), elágic acid, gallic acid, salicylic acid that have antioxidant properties, chestineas, kaempherol. In addition, raspberries are rich in vitamins, trace elements and minerals.

Chemical composition of the raspberry
Substance 100g (indicated in mg) In % of the daily dose
Thiamine (B1) 0. 032 3
Riboflavina (B2) 0. 038 3
Niacina (B3) 0. 598 4
Pantotenic acid (B5) 0. 329 7
Pyridoxin (B6) 0. 055 4
Folic acid (B9) 21 μg 5
Hill (nutrient) 12. 3 3
Ascorbic acid (c) 26. 2 32
Vitamin E 0. 087 6
Vitamin K 7. 8 micrograms 7
Calcium 25 3
Iron 0. 69 5
Magnesium 22 6
Manganese 0. 67 32
Match 29 4
calcium 151 3
zinc 0. 42 4

The berry is a champion in manganese and vitamin C (32% of the daily amount allowed). Other 100 g of the tasty multiberry have 89 g of water and 6% fiber.

Important freezing does not affect the amount of nutrients from raspberries. But the addition of sugar causes chemical reactions that reduce mineral levels and vitamins by 30-60%. Frozed raspberries with sweetener and preserved in a sweet syrup are less useful than fresh or stored at temperatures below zero without sugar.

Calories per 100 grams

Raspberries can be considered a dietary product because they have

  • 52 calories (220 kj);
  • 11. 94 g of carbohydrates;
  • 0. 65 g of fats;
  • 1. 2 g of proteins.

The raspberry sugars are 4. 32 g of carbohydrates and are:

  • sucrose – 0. 20 g;
  • glucose – 1. 86 g;
  • fructose – 2. 35 g;
  • It does not contain starch, galactose, maltose, lactose, which are risk factors of obesity.

BWD of raspberry jam (or berries with sugar):

  • Calories 103 kcal;
  • Carbohydrates 23 g;
  • 0. 7 g proteins;
  • Fats 0. 12.

Raspberry properties for the human body

The raspberry is a unique berry with a rich story. It began to be cultivated in the 1st century of our era. There are old Greek documents of the fourth century that describe advice on the cultivation of the bush.

The raspberry is used for medicinal purposes from the Middle Ages. At the same time, with the raspberries, ink was manufactured to write and paint for the paintings.

Regular raspberry consumption reduces risk

  • cardiovascular diseases;
  • cancer;
  • Crohn’s disease
  • diabetes mellitus type 2;
  • Alzheimer disease.

Natural candy improves nerve conduction, tissue regeneration and reduces inflammation. This is due to flavonoid anthocyanins (responsible for red color) and other polyphenones. Anthocyanins can be absorbed by the bloodstream without changes.

The other polyphenones are processed in the thin and thick intestine by special microorganisms. The “Gordonibacter Urolithinfaciens” bacteria feeds on polyphenones and their products are absorbed by intestinal walls. From there they are transported throughout the organism. One of the metabolic products of these bacteria are phenolic acids.

The main beneficial function of raspberry polyphenones is its ability to stop oxidative and mutational processes. That is, the berry reduces the risk of harmful cell transformations, the beginning of cell division by friendship (that is, cancer formation) and the disintegration of biological tissue particles by oxidation.

Benefits (berries, leaves, twigs)

Raspberry twigs are used to treat

  • heartburn;
  • colds
  • laryngitis;
  • bronchitis;
  • hemorrhoids;
  • flu.

They have a high content of salicylic acid, which has antimicrobial and analgesic effects. The coumarine of raspberry shoots is also beneficial for health.

Raspberry leaves are used to prepare tea. Fresh leaves are ground slightly in the palms of the hands until they release their juice. They extend on a sheet until they dry. Drink this tea to reinforce immunity and fight colds.

For the women

Raspberries are often known as “the female berry.”Antioxidants that contain slow down the aging process and rejuvenate the skin. Raspberry juice is used to eliminate age stains and bleach freckles. Te a-based tea normalizes hormones and menstrual cycle.

For men

The high levels of manganese of the berry influence the production of testosterone. Increase male sexual power and improve sperm quality. The consumption of raspberries by men reduces the risk of genetic diseases in the future child by 20%.

For children’s health

The nutrient treasure of this berry can easily meet the needs of the growing body. And it is not necessary to convince your child to eat the appropriate foods. Children are delighted to eat the enriched multibaya.

For pregnant women

Raspberries significantly reduce the risk of spontaneous abortion. The fetus nervous system benefits from vitamin B9. Raspberries prevent anemia, improve hematopoiesis in future mothers.

To lose weight.

This appetizing berry is an excellent substitute for sweets to lose weight. Its high fiber content and its essences normalize metabolism. Its low glycemic index helps reduce sugar levels. In addition, they are low in calories (52 kcal per 100 grams).

Raspberries do rather than bad. However, they can cause allergic reactions if consumed in excess. Increase stress in kidneys and bladder. Increase blood clotting (bad for elders who take anticoagulants).


  • Urootiliasis (urolithiasis);
  • Allergic people to aspirin. Salicylic acid is transformed into the body into sodium salicylate. This substance has antipyretic properties and is the main component of aspirin;
  • The berries are not allowed for those who suffer stomach ulcers. But the decoctions of branches and leaves, due to its antimicrobial properties, contribute contrary to the treatment of this disease;
  • Those who take anticoagulants.

Peculiarities of the choice of a good fruit when buying

The color of the berry does not affect the taste. There are many varieties of raspberry. Therefore, the hue of the fruit of the bush varies from light pink to dark blue.

The large size of natural candies is preferable. It indicates that the berry belongs to a specially bred variety. Selected raspberries have juicy pulp, small pips and a sweet taste. Wild raspberries, on the other hand, are characterized by their small size, large seeds, and unpredictable flavor.

Choose berries in hard containers (boxes, bins, buckets) that have been picked less than a day. The bottom of the container should be dry and the raspberries firm and appetizing.

Tip When buying, check the berries under the top layer. Unscrupulous vendors often try to sell stale produce by adding quality raspberries on top.

raspberry uses

The range of uses of raspberries is very wide. raspberries are used

  • In medicine for syrups and other medicines;
  • In the preparation of homeopathic remedies;
  • The leaves as an infusion;
  • As the main ingredient in culinary dishes;
  • As a food coloring (for example, the blue pigment of raspberry is used to color cakes, sweets, and alcohol).

An interesting fact Poland is the third country that produces raspberries. The country is 55 times smaller than Russia. But it manages to grow 129 tons of berries a year (lag behind only 22% of the raspberry leader).

in folk medicine

In the Russian Federation the raspberry appeared in the 17th century. Since then it has become popular in folk medicine. Raspberries are used for:

  • reduce fever. Due to the body’s ability to transform salicylic acid into sodium salicinate, it is a strong antipyretic;
  • treatment of colds;
  • prevention of scurvy and replacement of the missing vitamin C;
  • elimination of diarrhea. The white conical stems of the berry are infused.
  • Eliminates nosebleeds (the decoction of raspberry leaves and branches increases blood coagulation and strengthens the vascular walls);
  • purulent otitis media. Several drops of decoction of the branches are placed in the ear 2-3 times a day;
  • Treatment of stomach pain.

for colds

When you have a cold, drink hot water adding raspberry jam. The berry seeds it contains have a high heat capacity. Therefore, the calorific effect of the raspberry drink is greater than that of a simple tea.

for gastritis

Gastroenterologists have different opinions about raspberries for gastritis. Some believe that the berry has a beneficial effect on the organ, thanks to the enormous amount of antibacterial substances, vitamins and fiber. Other doctors point out that nuggets can seriously traumatize the inflamed mucosa and aggravate the course of the disease.

How do Herpes treat the raspberries?

Herpes is a chronic disease. It appears when the immune system is low (pregnancy, menstruation, rehabilitation after surgical intervention). Raspberries reinforce the immune system and prevent herpes. And the application of its fresh crushed leaves quickly treats the existing one.

How to treat diarrhea?

A glass of berries are poured into a saucepan and boiled for 20 minutes. Next, it is left infusion for half an hour. For the treatment of diarrhea, it is recommended to take 4 tablespoons for adults and 2 for children, once a day, until the standardization of feces.


The branches and leaves soaked in boiling water create an antimicrobial that kills the harmful viruses and bacteria. And salicylic acid salt (sodium salicinate), which is formed in the body when consuming the berries, lowers fever.


An unpleasant condition is the varicose veins in the year of the anus. A dilation of hemorrhoids in the rectum can be treated with enemas with a raspberry root decoction (10 tablespoons per 2 liters of water).

Arterial hypertension

Hypertension is characterized by an increase in blood pressure on the walls of blood vessels. Raspberries prevent the manifestation of the disease. Strengthens the walls of blood vessels, normalizes the speed of blood flow, reduces load on the cardiovascular system.

With regard to cancer.

Anthocyanins prevent cells mutan and break down. The elagic acid helps eliminate toxins from the organism and stimulates the process of destruction of defective cells (apotosis).

In cosmetology

Ice cubes made with the leaves are used to combat wrinkles and skin turgidity. Baya juice normalizes the sebaceous function and unifies the tone of the skin. The decoction of the stems is used to obscure natural hair color.

Bayes and winter storage collection

Raspberries have unique properties. That is why it is important to supply raspberries for a long winter. The best way to keep raspberries is to freeze them without adding sugar. Thus their health benefits are preserved and have less calories.

But raspberry jam continues to contain a good dose of vitamins. It is indispensable in a snow season. Raspberry jam can be prepared with currants, melon or lemon to give more flavor.

An interesting fact in East Asia there is a plant called Kudrania. It is a tree of the mulberry family with fruits very similar to raspberries. However, the taste and internal structure of the fruit are more like strawberries.

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