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RaspberryRaspberry

Fragrantly sweet with a subtly tart overtone and an almost melt-in-your-mouth texture, raspberries are wonderfully delicious and are usually in limited supply. But the sweet flavor is only one reason to indulge in the delicate fruit. Rich in vitamin C, manganese, folate, iron and potassium, raspberries also provide high amounts of insoluble fiber (thanks to all those little seeds) as well as respectable amounts of the soluble fiber pectin, which helps control cholesterol levels.

Red raspberry is most often the source of a dietary supplement sold in many health food stores called ellagic acid. This substance found naturally in raspberries belongs to the family of phytonutrients called tannins, and it is viewed as being responsible for a good portion of the antioxidant activity of this (and other) berries.

Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than strawberries, three times that of kiwis. The fruit is a good source of ellagic acid and other cancer-fighting antioxidants. Since cooking does not destroy these compounds, raspberry jam may also be beneficial.

Raspberries will add bright color, a delicious taste and a unique texture for many dessert toppings.

 

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