Red Raspberry

Red Raspberry


  • Fresh season typically June 15th through July 20th
  • Medium-sized 3.0 —5.0 g red berry with a small seed and a hollow core.
  • High in ellagic acid, a known chemopreventative
  • Seed oil has a natural SPF (sun protection factor) of 25 – 50

Health Benefits

  • Contains high amount of polyphenolic compounds known for their anti-cancer properties.
  • Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that may fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related mental decline.
  • Have high ORAC levels — ORAC measures the antioxidant levels of a sub stance. Red Raspberry ORAC levels at 24 umole/TE/g
  • Shown to inhibit the production of COX-I and COX-II enzymes. Anti- inflammatory products like ibuprofen and aspirin inhibit COX-I and COX- II, resulting in the reduction of pain associated with arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Consumption of whole berries has been shown in scientific studies to be more beneficial that taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements.
  • Seed oil is creating interest in the cosmeceutical (skin care products which provide health benefits) market. Oil from raspberry seeds is rich in vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25-50.
  • Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement in a pill form and as an external patch.

Nutrition Information

1 cup serving (123 g) of unsweetened, unthawed frozen berries

44.6 kcal
Total fat
Dietary fiber
Vitamin C
Vitamin A

Source: USDA Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 19,2006

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