Raspberries are one of the world’s most consumed berries – it’s no wonder since they’re naturally sweet and juicy. Read on to learn more about this wildly popular red fruit!
The first recorded cultivation of raspberries were believed to have originated from Eastern Asia. Archeological evidence shows that raspberries were a part of the Paleolithic cave dwellers’ diets. In ancient Greece, raspberries were believed to promote fertility. Europeans brought raspberries into North America during the 1700’s and today, the leading raspberry producing regions include Washington state, Oregon, and California.
Raspberries contain a high amount of powerful antioxidants that may support the body in decreasing the oxidative damage from free radicals and fight inflammation. In addition, it’s a great source of fiber – which can help keep our digestive system working smoothly. It’s recommended to consume one serving of berries at least three times a week to see the maximum nutrition benefits.
Nutrition Per 1 Cup Serving:
Fiber: 8 g
Vitamin C: 53%
How to Use
Raspberries are available in fresh, frozen, and freeze-dried varieties. While there several species of raspberries, the two major raspberry types are red and black. Unlike many fruits, they do not continue to ripen after they’ve been picked. Eat them fresh by a handful or check out our recipe page for creative ways to eat them, like our raspberry protein cheesecake smoothie, raspberry and Nutella overnight oats, and jalapeño raspberry kefir smoothie.
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