Red Raspberries

General Information

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Fresh season typically June 15th through July 20th.

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Medium sized (3.0g - 5.0g) red berry with a small seed and a hollow core.

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Health Benefits

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High in polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.

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Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid.

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Have a high ORAC level - ORAC is a measure of the antioxidant capacity of a substance. Red Raspberries with an ORAC of 24 µmole/TE/g are similar to blueberries, well known for their antioxidant values.

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Raspberries have been shown to inhibit the production of COX-I and COX-II enzymes. Anti-inflammatory products like ibuprofen and aspiring, inhibit COX-I and COX-II resulting in the reduction of pain associated with arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.

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Eating whole berries has been shown in scientific studies to be more beneficial that taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements.

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Red raspberry oil is creating interest in the cosmeceutical market (skin care products which provide health benefits). The oil from raspberry seeds is rich in Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25-50.

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Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement in a pill form and as an external patch.

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