Raspberries are packed with antioxidants which help prevent various diseases and disorders. This article contains information about the various health benefits of this fruit and also the calories present in it.
The raspberry plant belongs to the genus Rubus. They are perennial (obtained year round) and are grown for the fresh fruit market as well as for food industry, as they are commercially used in fruit purees, juices, ice-creams, etc. They are also used as dried fruit in a variety of grocery products.
Ample sunlight and water is needed for the optimal yield of these berries. Raspberries are harvested when they come off the torus/receptacle easily, and when they reach a deep color. They can be red, black, purple, or golden yellow in color depending on the species and the cultivar. The fruit can be used to make jam, or it can be stored in a frozen form.
They are rich in dietary fiber, vitamin C, manganese, vitamins B1, B2, B3, copper, iron, folic acid, magnesium, etc. They are packed with antioxidants, which help inhibit the growth of free radicals. They possess anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, anti allergic properties. They help alleviate pain, and fight diabetes. They help prevent eye problems, and they also reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The tea made from the leaves of the red raspberry is used to prevent miscarriages, tone the muscles of the uterus, cure infertility, enhance blood circulation, and improve immunity. Fresh or dried leaves of this fruit are used in herbal medicines and teas. They have an astringent flavor, and are known to be effective in regulating menstruation. They are very low in saturated fat, sodium, and cholesterol, and are very high in various vitamins, minerals, sugar, and dietary fiber.
|Description||Quantity Served||Total Number of Calories|
|Raspberries||1 cup (approx. 123 g)||64|
|Red, frozen, sweetened, and unthawed||1 cup (approx. 250 g)||258|
|Red, frozen, and manufactured by Wild Harvest Organic||3/4th cup (140 g)||60|
|Fresh, manufactured by Dole||1 cup (125 g)||50|
|Manufactured by Cold Stone Creamery||3/4th oz ( 21g)||15|
|Raspberries||10 (19 g)||10|
From the aforementioned data, it can be concluded that the calories present in the raspberries are negligible as compared to other fruits. Dietitians and nutritionists always suggest that one should eat around five portions of fruits and vegetables each day. A balanced diet containing of a variety and high portions of fruits and vegetables is considered as the best diet. Fiber-rich fruits like raspberries help avoid binge eating, and thereby, help control your weight. They improve your digestive health as well as your overall health.