Vitamin C, Fiber & More!
With just 64 calories per cup, Red Raspberries are a delicious and low-calorie way to get your vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants! Raspberries are a significant source of phytonutrients, which provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory protection against chronic diseases and the effects of aging.
All this in a cup of frozen red raspberries:
- Excellent Source of Vitamin C. One cup of raspberries provides 35% DV of this antioxidant vitamin, which is important for growth and repair of all body tissues and helps defend against infection and disease.
- Good Source of Manganese. Raspberries contain this trace mineral, which plays an important role in bone development and other body functions.
- Good Source of Fiber. One cup has 4 grams or 16% DV of fiber. Foods high in fiber may help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
- Antioxidant Power. In addition to vitamin C, raspberries contain phytonutrients with potent antioxidant activity. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals that can cause cell damage leading to cancer, heart disease and other age-related conditions.
Healthy Red Allies
Red raspberries have significantly high levels of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, including anthocyanins (contained in their red pigments), ellagic acid, quercetin and other flavonoids. Raspberries contain rheosmin (also called raspberry ketone), of interest to scientists studying the management of obesity.
Raspberry Health Research
Researchers focused on the health benefits of red raspberry phytonutrients are looking at potential benefits in these areas:
- Obesity management
- Cancer prevention
- Type 2 diabetes
- Oxidative stress
For more on the latest research studies uncovering the benefits of eating fruit, visit our Fruit Health Resources.
Nutrient Data Source: USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 25