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Raspberries: Summer Powerfood

Raspberries: Summer Powerfood

Sweet juicy raspberries are so good! They grow abundantly in my garden – every day for the last month, a joyful part of my daily schedule was picking these red ripe treasures. Did You Know? Raspberries are a member of the rose family. Some cultures consider the raspberry to be love-inducing. They are not just red: there are also black, purple and gold raspberries. The average raspberry has 100 to 120 seeds. Unripe raspberries do not ripen after they are picked. The good news is that raspberries are one of the powerfoods , along with saskatoons and apples . Raspberry Benefits: Helps keep your metabolic rate high with high levels of the trace mineral manganese. One of the top 10 antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables. Has twice the ORAC value (antioxidant) of oranges or apples and higher than blueberries. Contain ellagic acid, a natural substance which is an anti-carcinogeni...

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