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Raspberry

Origin and varieties

The raspberries we grow today in our gardens come from the European forest raspberry. Traces of these small berries have been found next to prehistoric settlements in southeastern Europe. For a long time only the wild forest raspberries that grew wild and lush were known. Only in the Middle Ages monks started growing the raspberry plants, which already had a reputation as important medicinal plants. Like blackberries and strawberries, raspberries also belong to the family of Rosaceae. These robust little plants grow preferably in a cool and moist climate. The fruits are normally 1 to 3 cm and grow on fruticose plants, the rods of which reach, unlike other fruticosae, an age of 2 years. From the botanical standpoint the raspberry is not a berry but a blackberry.

There are several varieties of raspberries that differ in size, flavor and color. The flavor ranges from mild to intense and from sweet to very sour. Raspberries colors range from light red to dark red, but yellow and gold (Everest) varieties can also be found.

Health

Raspberries have a pleasant flavor and are rich in vitamins and minerals. They contain plenty of vitamin C, magnesium, calcium and potassium and they are good regulators of the body’s water balance. They are also rich in flavonoids (color additives yellow, red and violet) and carbolic acid (aromatic tannins), which stimulate the immune system and prevent cancer. Generally speaking, the substances contained in raspberries have antibiotic and diuretic effects; they stimulate the appetite and have laxative effect. They are also effective against kidneys and bladder complications, stomach acidity and digestive problems.


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