Are Raspberries Good For You?
Raspberries are the distinctly bright and juicy fruit we love to snack on in the warmer months and throw into our smoothies. So is the fruit actually good for us? Read on to find out what nutrients raspberries provide and why they’re so healthy.
What are raspberries?
Raspberries are a berry (unsurprising) from the genus Rubus of the rose family. They are popular around the world, and Russia produces the most in the world. In the UK, they are in season from June to September.
Do raspberries have nutritional value?
Raspberries do have several nutritional properties worth noting, including:
- High vitamin C content — 50% of our recommended daily intake is in a 100g portion
- Good source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
- Good source for a range of B vitamins
Are raspberries good for you?
Raspberries are really great and can absolutely be good for you. They contain a high level of phytochemicals, which may help with insulin balance and regulating weight, though more studies are needed to determine its effects fully.
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By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.