RASPBERRIES

RASPBERRIES

BENEFITS

  • An excellent source of vitamin C
  • Contain useful amounts of folate, iron, and potassium
  • Provide bioflavonoids, which may protech against cancer
  • High in fiber.

DRAWBACKS

  • Contain a natural salicylate, which can cause an allergic reaction in aspirin-sensitive people
  • Contain oxalic acid,  which can aggravate kidney and bladder stones in susceptible persons.

There is no sweeter surprise on a summer day than to stumble across a wild raspberry patch. Raspberries -- both wild and cultivated-- are low in calories and a rich source of vitamin C,

There are 7 g of fiber in 1 cup of raw raspberries. The seeds in raspberries provide insoluble fiber that helps prevent constipation. the fruit is also high in pectin, a form of soluble fibe that help control blood cholesterol levels,. In addition, raspberries contain anthocyanins, antioxidant plant pigments that have been shown to prevent cancer and heart disease as well as ellagic acid, another cancer fighting substance,. Cooking does not  destroy ellagic acid.

Berries often produce allergic reactions, and raspberries are no exception. Those who are sensitive to aspirin may also react to raspberries, which contain a natural salicylate, similar to the major  ingredient in aspirin. Oxalic acid can precipitake kidney and bladder stones in susceptible people, however, it would take a very large amount of raspberries to create problems.

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