Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)tropical fruit live tree 16″-24″
Small and delicious, raspberries are the fruit of an evergreen shrub native to Europe and North Asia, the ‘rubus idaeus’, known as raspberry. They can be found in wild forests and it is in summer when this delicate red fruit is at its optimum ripeness point, although it can also be tasted in autumn. Raspberry has numerous properties and its high antioxidant capacity stands out in a special way, that is, it has elements that prevent oxidation or aging of cells and tissues, blocking the harmful effect of free radicals.
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Wild raspberries were harvested for centuries for medical reasons, not food. It was from the 15th century when it began to be cultivated systematically and since then, selections have been made to give rise to larger varieties and with more juice. Healthy and nutritious are the characteristics of raspberries. This rich fruit is characterized by having vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants and fiber, with a low content of calories and sugars. A cup of raspberries provides approximately 65 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrates, of which 8 milligrams are fiber. Its properties make them a very beneficial food for our body. It is an excellent fruit alternative, and it can be included in different ways. As smoothies, juices or in their natural state they also have a very rich flavor. In addition, its benefits detoxify our body. Among the most remarkable properties of this food is the high concentration of antioxidants it has. Several studies have shown that the consumption of raspberries, as well as that of other berries such as blueberries or blackberries, contribute to preventing increased blood pressure and certain types of cancers. This fruit also stands out for controlling the effects of diabetes, since that the fiber they have has a positive influence on keeping blood sugar stable. Also, it benefits weight loss, since it is diuretic and favors intestinal transit.
Other advantages they have is that they reduce the risks of heart disease, because they improve blood circulation and strengthen the immune system, thanks to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidants.