Raspberries are brightly red, plump berries. Delicate, sweet, flavourful and evenly coloured. They have a soft, hazy gloss and are free of dents and bruises. Raspberries have tiny hairs on them called “styles.” These are a completely natural part of the fruit’s defence mechanism and do not affect the taste or ripeness of the berries.

Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, folate, iron, potassium, antioxidants and disease-fighting ellagic acid. Ellagitannins, a family of compounds almost exclusive to the raspberry, are reported to have anti-cancer activity and contribute to the raspberry’s antioxidant power. They are also a great source of fiber, which has been found to lower cholesterol levels. The beautiful red colour is from anthocyanins, an effective antioxidant.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (aprox.140g)

Calories: 50
Total Fat: 0g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 0mg
Total Carbohydrates: 11g
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Sugars: 8g
Protein: 1g
Vitamin A: 0% (*)
Vitamin C: 160% (*)
Calcium: 2% (*)
Iron: 2% (*)

(*) % Daily Value