Raspberries are a valuable berry that contains vitamins A, B, C. Raspberries are recommended for those whose work is associated with constant nervous tension, as well as for anemia and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Raspberries belong to the pink family of shrubs. The berry grows in forests, on the banks of rivers and is bred in gardens.
Raspberries appear in the second year, but there are also “special” varieties of raspberries. Repaired raspberries are capable of producing a rich harvest in the first year.
Raspberries are used both fresh and frozen. Fresh raspberries are good for quenching thirst and improving digestion. Berries are used to prepare a variety of juices, jellies, preserves, wine, and liqueurs.
The benefits of raspberries
The berry contains a large amount of vitamin C and does not lose its healing properties after heat treatment, so it is indispensable for colds.
In addition, raspberries contain salicylic acid, which has antipyretic effects. Therefore, raspberries are considered to be “natural aspirin”. But unlike the medicine, the berries do not irritate the stomach lining.
Raspberry contains ellagic acid, which prevents inflammation and reduces the risk of cancer. The berry contains potassium, magnesium, and copper – the main component of most antidepressants. What else is raspberry good for? Eating berries can strengthen immunity and improve complexion. Raspberry helps in the treatment of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
The inclusion of berries in the diet can improve appetite and have a positive effect on the nutrition of the brain and cardiovascular system – all due to the fructose and glucose found in raspberries.
The calorie content of raspberries is quite low – 46 kcal, which makes it possible to eat it while losing weight without harming the figure.
What is the harm of raspberries?
Some of the essential substances in raspberries can cause an allergic reaction. Those who suffer from bronchial asthma, ulcers or gastritis are also not recommended to eat a lot of raspberries.
In addition, berries should not be eaten by people who suffer from gout and urolithiasis.
Also, do not use raspberries for kidney disease – berries create an additional load, as they have a diuretic effect.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding, you should not abuse raspberries – this can provoke an allergy in the child.
Raspberries for the winter
Raspberries, grated with sugar
Raspberries, ground with sugar, are one of the most popular and useful preparations for the winter.
To prepare the blank, you need to sort out the berries, removing the wrinkled and spoiled ones.
Then gently pour the raspberries into the salt water. If there are pest larvae in the berry, they will float up and the raspberries can be easily peeled. After that, the berries need to be rinsed again with clean water and dried on a paper towel.
Next, you need to fill the raspberries with sugar and grind the berries with a wooden pestle in a glass or enamel bowl. For a kilogram of berries, you need to take a kilogram of sugar.
The grated raspberries should stand for about an hour, after which they should be transferred to a sterilized jar and closed with a nylon lid. Raspberries with sugar without cooking are ready!
Pour a glass of water into a saucepan, put on fire and add 1 kg of sugar. We are waiting for the complete dissolution of sugar.
When the water starts to boil, gradually pour a kilogram of raspberries into the water. Cook raspberries for 15 minutes, periodically skimming off the foam.
We pour the jam into sterilized jars and roll it up. Raspberry jam is ready!
Useful properties of raspberries:
- The berry contains healthy sugars such as fructose and glucose. They are essential for the brain and cardiovascular system to function.
- Raspberries are rich in salicylic acid, which has antipyretic properties.
- Thanks to vitamins A, B, C, PP, the berry is recommended for use in case of stomach problems.
- Fresh raspberries are effective in the treatment of atherosclerosis, hypertension, colitis, scurvy, anemia.
- Raspberries are able to maintain skin tone and rejuvenate.
- Suitable for those who follow a diet, because the calorie content of raspberries is 41 kcal per 100 grams of product.
- Raspberry helps a woman get pregnant and carry a healthy baby thanks to folic acid.
- Raspberry leaves contain substances that stimulate the muscles of the intestines and uterus.
- The berry is also used as an anti-stress agent. Drinks with raspberries are recommended to drink for neuroses, depression and to improve sleep.
- Raspberry cleanses blood and lymph vessels from cholesterol plaques.
Raspberries are eaten both fresh and frozen. Also, raspberries are used to make jam, jelly, marmalade, juices. Raspberry wines, liqueurs, liqueurs and liqueurs have a high taste.
raspberries can cause an allergic reaction, it is not recommended to use raspberries for ulcers, gastritis and other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. And also for people who have kidney problems, bronchial asthma and polyps in the nose.