Why You Should be Eating More Raspberries
At Spanish Garden Berry Farm you can pick yourself fresh from the cane red raspberries and black raspberries. These jewels are delicious and good for you!
It may be somewhat annoying when raspberry seeds get stuck in your teeth, but this doesn't necessarily mean you should avoid eating them. Raspberry seeds are a source of dietary fiber, essential fatty acids and antioxidants.
Read below why!
Nothing quite tastes like summer more than a handful of fresh-picked berries. Red raspberries one of the most popular berries out there, shine like jewels in any dish from breakfast bowls to desserts to an array of berry baked goods. Don’t let these berries mesmerize you with their bright colors though; these berries are jam-packed (jam, get it?) with phytonutrients and antioxidants. So, let’s break it down and discover the health benefits offered by red raspberries and black raspberries.
Red Raspberries have a sweet yet tangy flavor bursting from tiny individual fruits that make up the raspberry as a whole. Because of this structure, raspberries are considered “aggregate” fruits. Among the 200 plus species, there are three basic groups of raspberries: red (most common), black, and purple. These three groups share similar nutritional profiles so pick whichever group is most convenient for you! Raspberries belong to the Rose family of plants along with apples, apricots, blackberries, cherries, peaches, pears, plums, strawberries, and even almonds are a distant cousin.
Nutrients in 1 cup (123 g):
Black raspberries are a dark berry similar to raspberries and blackberries. They are native to North America and can typically be found fresh in the month of July. You can use black raspberries in similar ways to red raspberries. They are an excellent snack and you can also use them in pie recipes and to top cereal. Black raspberries are higher in iron than many other fruits, with 1.4 mg per serving. This provides 18 percent of the daily value for men and 8 percent for women. Iron is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which is the oxygen-carrier protein found in red blood cells.
With the perfect size for grab-and-go snacking, burst of juicy sweetness in each morsel, and health benefits galore.
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