Red Raspberries (Rubus idaeus) are extremely rich in antioxidants. These juicy berries are packed with Vitamin C, fiber, manganese and pectin. They are also a good source of Vitamin A and B2, folate, selenium, iron, niacin, magnesium, potassium, copper and essential oils.
Extracts of the Raspberry fruit contain significant amounts of the phytochemical ellagic acid, as well as other antioxidants that may support healthy functions of the liver and other organs.
Raspberries are rich in minerals and vitamins that promote healthy hair, skin, nails, bones and teeth. Significant amounts of the soluble fiber pectin may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Raspberries also have high amounts of ketones, which are compounds known to alter the lipid metabolism and assist in weight management.