Raspberry Nutrition
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Raspberry nutrition is packed with zest and nutrients. Soon you will get to know the benefits of raspberries. Better than plain berries and more unique than strawberries, everyone knows that raspberries are one of the best!

Fresh raspberries have their own unique taste, like an aromatic sweet taste that just melts in your mouth. They are a delicious berry that adds character in any smoothie!

Raspberries are normally difficult to get as their supply is somewhat limited. In order to avoid taking out a second mortgage on your home for a raspberry smoothie, you can buy frozen or homegrown raspberries.

What are Raspberries?

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Raspberries are wonderfully juicy, delicate berry that have a hollow core. People sometimes refer to these fruits as aggregate fruits because they are known to be a compendium of all the smaller fruits that have seeds. These are called drupelets.

Benefits of Raspberries

When it comes to raspberry nutrition, here are the delicious nutritious facts.

Raspberries have a very high count of manganese and vitamin c, which is very good for you. The next highest nutrient in this fruit is dietary fiber. Other nutrients found in raspberries are copper, potassium, magnesium, folate, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and omega 3 fatty acids. One of the main benefits of raspberries is that they are a tasty way to get good nutrition.

The red raspberry contains Ellagic Acid, a polyphenol antioxidant. Ellagic Acid appears to reduce high blood pressure.

Some interesting facts you might like to know about the raspberry is that many years ago they were believed to clean your teeth and cure sore eyes. They also come from the rose family and are the most delicate berry you can get. Although red and black berries are common, raspberries are available in many more colors than just red and black.

Many people think that drinking raspberry juice will have the same effect as eating the whole fruit. This is incorrect. If you are looking for all the nutrients this fruit has to offer, your best bet is to eat the fruit whole.

How to Buy, Store, and Use Raspberries

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Raspberries are perishable, so you should only buy them a day or two before you are going to use them. You should go for the berries that are deep red, firm and plump. Avoid the ones that are mushy and soft.

The ultimate best way to get your raspberry nutrition is from the fruit right off the bush. If you crave delicious juicy berries right off the bush, try growing your own raspberries!

If the berries are pre-packed, you should check to see that they have not been squashed together otherwise they will be crushed and mushy. Not good! This is why it is best to buy raspberries fresh and separately, not pre-packed. Even better yet, pick your own raspberries from bushes in your yard or wild.

You should take care in the storage of your berries. Make sure they are all fresh before you refrigerate them. One soft and mushy one will not do well for the others.

If frozen the correct way, berries can be kept fresh in the freezer for up to one year. I usually buy frozen raspberries as they are cheaper.

When you are using raspberries to make smoothies it is a good idea to use them with other kinds of fruits, such as strawberries or blueberries. If you are looking for raspberry nutrition, know that you can get that from a smoothie. So if you don’t feel like something to eat, drink a raspberry smoothie instead! It’s quick, simple, and nutritious!

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