There are more than 200 species of raspberries grown from the Arctic to the equator. They range in color from yellow to orange to red, purple, and black. Fragrantly sweet and with a subtle, tart overtone, raspberries are a taste sensation. Technically both the raspberry and the blackberry are aggregate fruits - each berry a collection of dozens of tiny fruits. As bramble fruits, raspberries and blackberries are members of the rose family.
- abundant vitamin C protects body against oxidative damage
- rich source of vitamin B (folate) to guard against heart disease
- fiber content of raspberries and blackberries is twice that of strawberries
- anthocyanin pigments provide anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits