- Anthocyanins found in raspberries, which act as pigments to give berries their deep color, are a major component of the phenolic/flavonoid class.
- Recent research shows that anthocyanins act as antioxidants, providing many potential health benefits… More info
Red Raspberries rank near the top of all fruits for antioxidant strength, particularly due to their natural content of ellagic acid (from ellagitannins), quercetin, gallic acid, anthocyanins, cyanidin, pelargonidin, catechins, kaempferol, and salicylic acid.
Researchers are currently linking anthocyanin activity to possibly supporting healthy vision, blood sugar levels, circulation, fighting cellular mutations, and supporting a healthy aging process. Raspberries' anthocyanins also give these delectable berries unique antimicrobial properties, including the ability to prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria and fungi in the body.
Quercetin and catechins are flavonols found in raspberries that act as antioxidants that support a healthy immune system response and may contribute to the prevention of cell mutation. Quercetin has also been shown to support the release of healthy histamine levels which may support a healthy allergic response.
One of the most promising benefits of red raspberries is that they are a natural source of ellagic acid. This substance belongs to the family of phytonutrients called tannins and is viewed as being responsible for a good portion of the antioxidant activity of this (and other) berries. Ellagic acid has become known as a possible anti-mutagenic compound. Ellagic acid may possibly act as a scavenger to "bind" mutation-causing chemicals, possibly making them inactive. It also may inhibit the ability of other chemicals to cause mutations in bacteria.
In addition, ellagic acid from red raspberries may support the body’s ability to prevent binding of carcinogens to DNA and may reduce the incidence of cell mutation in cultured human cells exposed to carcinogens.
Raspberries are a natural source of fiber, manganese and vitamin C. They are a very good source of vitamin K and a good source of magnesium, folate, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, vitamin E, and potassium. But eating whole berries or berry powder has been shown in scientific studies to be more beneficial than taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements.
Some possible traditional uses of our Raw Freeze-Dried Red Raspberry Powder may include:
Highest food source of ellagic acid
Almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries because of high levels of tannins
May support the body’s ability to prevent overgrowth of certain bacteria & fungi in the body
High in polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cell mutation properties
Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin & gallic acid
May support a healthy inflammation response
Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight-loss supplement in a pill form and as an external patch
A natural source of anthocyanins including quercetin, kaempferol cyanidin-3-glucosyl rutinoside & cyanidin-3-rutinoside
Constituents of Red Raspberry include:
Minerals: Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Zinc, Copper, Manganese, Selenium
Vitamins: Vitamin C, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin B-6, Folate, Choline, Betaine, Vitamin A (RAE), Beta & Alpha-carotene, Vitamin A (IU), Lutein & Zeaxanthin, Vitamin E, Beta Tocopherol, Gamma Tocopherol, Delta Tocopherol, Vitamin K
Amino Acids: Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Cystine, Phenylalanine, Tyrosine, Valine, Arginine, Histidine, Alanine, Aspartic Acid, Glutamic Acid, Proline, Serine
Anthocyanidins: Petunidin, Delphinidin, Malvidin, Pleargonidin, Peonidin, Cyanidin
Flavan-3-ols: Catechin, Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin
Flavonols: Kaempferol, Quercetin
Proanthocyanidins: Proanthocyanidin Monomers, Proanthocyanidin Dimers, Proanthocyanidin Trimers, Proanthocyanidin 4-6mers, Proanthocyanidin 7-10mers
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with recipes, juice, yogurt or chocolate.
Mixing Suggestions: To increase flavor and nutritional profile combine with our organic extra rich cacao powder.
Ingredients: Raw Freeze-Dried Raspberry.
Parts Used: Whole Raw Raspberry (Including Seeds).
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus.
Other Names: Red Raspberry, Raspbis, Hindberry, Bramble of Mount Ida, Bramblebush, Raspberry.
Origin: Grown and freeze-dried in Chile. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
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Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Raw, Freeze Dried Raspberry powder in a cool, dark, dry place.
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