Freeze dried raspberry
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Raspberry is a fruit with a high content of nutrients and biologically active compounds. This fruit plays a significant role in health prophylaxis supporting convalescence and protecting cells against free radicals that contribute to DNA damage.
Raspberries are low-calorie fruits, rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, acids and antioxidants. They can protect against diabetes, specific types of cancer, obesity, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and other conditions, and may even delay the aging process.
It is recommended to use raspberries to strengthen immunity and the entire body, so it is worth making them a permanent part of our diet. The freeze-drying process allows to preserve all the nutritional values of the fruit, along with their taste and smell so you can eat them all year round.
Why should we eat raspberries?
Freeze dried raspberry is a very tasty fruit!
Raspberries are one of the oldest fruits and have been used for millennia for both nutritional and medicinal purposes. Hippocrates already recommended them as a diaphoretic. One of the first written records of raspberries dates back to 300 BC.
Many references of the health-promoting properties of raspberries can be found in folk medicine – they were attributed, among others, with anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. Raspberries were also considered a medicine for anaemia. In modern herbalism and medicine, almost every part of the raspberry is used, from the branches, through leaves, to the juicy fruit.
They contain valuable vitamins and minerals such as natural antioxidants – vitamins C and E, B vitamins (including folic acid), potassium, calcium, magnesium and iron. Moreover, they also contain carotenoids, essential oils, pectins, tannins, organic acids, various groups of antioxidants, e.g. ellagic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanins.
Raspberries - health properties
These amazing fruits are:
- keto and diabetic friendly (having a low glycaemic index and a positive effect on regulating blood sugar levels);
- a source of vitamins: C, A, E, K, B1, B2, B3 (PP), B9, B9;
- a source of minerals: calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, selenium, copper;
- a rich source of antioxidant compounds that help reduce molecular damage and thus delay the aging process of the body.
Raspberries also have:
- antiviral and antibacterial properties;
- antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties (they are a rich source of vitamin C, ellagic acid and anthocyanins);
- an anti-cancer effect (they contain substances that slow down the spread of cancer and contribute to the death of cancer cells).
Freeze-dried raspberries nutritional values
These nutrient-dense fruits:
- lower blood pressure, calming effect, strengthen the heart and protect against cardiovascular diseases (e.g. atherosclerosis);
- regulate the digestive tract (they contain fibre, pectins, mucilaginous substances, accelerate the digestion of food, prevent constipation and bloating, stimulate the cleansing of the body from toxins, support the liver by choleretic effect);
- support weight loss: they are low in calories and filling, they are a rich source of fibre and raspberry ketones, improve metabolic processes, accelerate fat burning and cleanse the body of toxins;
- effectively strengthen the immune system and the entire body;
- support the treatment of colds and infections thanks to the high content of vitamin C and salicylic acid (they warm the body, increase sweating and reduce fever);
- expectorate and dilute the secretions accumulating in the sinuses and bronchi;
- regulate the water and electrolyte balance;
- improve the composition of the intestinal microflora – important in prevention of obesity and some diet-related chronic diseases;
- support the treatment of anaemia;
- protect against free radicals, lowering the level of oxidative stress that increases the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other chronic diseases;
- play a significant role in the MIND diet, recommended in the prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, e.g. Alzheimer‘s disease;
- contain organic acids (including citric, malic, salicylic – the vegetable equivalent of aspirin), over 100 different essential oils, pectins (water-soluble fibre), polyphenols (anthocyanins).
The kingdom of vitamin C
An average portion of raspberries covers more than half of the body’s daily need for vitamin C. Due to its antioxidant and immune system stimulating properties, vitamin C is often recommended as a prophylactic agent, as well as supporting the treatment of many diseases, including the prevention of specific types of cancer and cardiovascular diseases, macular degeneration, cataracts and colds.
Raspberries and anti-cancer properties
The high level of various types of antioxidants contained in raspberries have a protective effect against the development of specific types of cancer (both benign and malignant). These components inhibit the growth / multiplication of cancer cells and contribute to the death of cancer cells. The positive effects of raspberries can be seen in stomach, colon, breast, liver and lung cancer.
The anti-cancer properties are mainly due to ellagic acid (belonging to the group of polyphenols) contained in raspberries. This compound also has antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, which explains the use of raspberries in the treatment of colds and flu.
The aging process is caused, among other factors, by free radicals that damage cell structures. Raspberries are a rich source of antioxidant compounds that can help reduce molecular damage and thus delay the aging process.
One of the main antioxidants of raspberry fruit, which is also a vitamin, is ascorbic acid, i.e. vitamin C. It is responsible, among others, for the youthful appearance of the skin. It supports the production of collagen, which decreases with age, which makes the skin more flaccid. Vitamin C also stimulates the regeneration of skin damaged by UV radiation.
Raspberries and losing weight
Raspberries support weight loss on several levels:
- Raspberries are a very good source of dietary fibre.
A regime rich in dietary fibre increases the feeling of fullness, which is very important in the process of weight reduction. In addition, fibre supports the digestive system by a beneficial effect on intestinal peristalsis. Moreover, fibre prevents cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
- Raspberries are low in calories.
Low caloric value combined with high fibre content means that after eating raspberries, we feel full. The natural sweetness of raspberries will help to satisfy the desire for “something sweet”.
- Raspberries contain raspberry ketones.
Raspberry ketones play a significant role in the treatment of obesity by reducing the weight of fat cells, breaking down cholesterol and improving the body’s metabolism. They are a natural substance that gives raspberries their characteristic scent. Raspberry ketones increase the breakdown of fats due to the greater sensitisation of cells to the norepinephrine hormone which stimulates metabolism.
Raspberry ketones can also be found in supporting weight loss dietary supplements. The ketones contained in supplements, however, come from laboratory synthesis. This is due to the fact that as much as 41 kg of raw raspberries are needed to produce just a single dose of raspberry ketones! The ketones contained in the whole raspberry fruit show a much better effect than those derived from synthetic supplements. Whole raspberry fruit is an excellent low-calorie variation on a reduction diet!
- Raspberries have a positive effect on the intestinal microflora.
Raspberries reduce Firmicutes bacteria and stimulate the growth of Bacteroidetes bacteria, which prevents the development of obesity and some diet-related chronic diseases.
- Raspberries improve metabolism and detoxification
Raspberries are extremely valuable due to the content of fibre, pectin and mucilaginous substances that have a positive effect on the digestive process and detoxification.
- Raspberries are helpful after exercise.
According to specialists, raspberries are also an ideal snack after training. This effect is due to the content of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in raspberries, which protect the muscles and accelerate their regeneration.
- Raspberries contain ample vitamins and minerals.
Thanks to raspberries, you will provide your body with a supply of many ingredients necessary for regular functioning. The high dietary fibre, low caloric and sugar content, as well as ample vitamins and minerals are a recipe for the perfect product recommended for weight loss.
Raspberries and allergy
Raspberries, like strawberries, can cause allergic reactions. This is due to the salicylates contained in the fruit. Children suffer from allergic reactions to raspberries more often than adults. The allergy is most often manifested by redness, rash and itching – most often on the face, although it can also appear all over the body. After prolonged symptoms, a dry cough may appear.
Diabetic friendly fruit
Raspberries are tannins and fibre-rich fruits, contain little amount of carbohydrates and have a low glycaemic index (GI). Therefore, they are fruits that are safe for diabetics and people leaving on a keto diet. After their consumption, rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels are not indicated. Raspberries can also lower blood sugar (especially after starchy meals) and make tissues more sensitive to insulin. This is made possible, among other factors, by the anthocyanins contained in raspberries. This fact is especially important for people with insulin resistance and those with already developed diabetes.
Cold and flu support
Raspberries are considered natural aspirin. These fruits have anti-inflammatory, antipyretic, antibacterial and antiviral properties. They are perfect for colds and infections. This is due to, among other factors, a very high content of easily absorbed vitamin C and salicylic acid. These substances protect against becoming ill. If we do become unwell, the period of illness is significantly reduced.
Raspberries work diaphoretic and lower fever
The fruit has a diaphoretic effect, lowering the body temperature, which is especially important in high fever (especially in viral and bacterial infections). The infusion of freeze-dried raspberries causes profuse sweat secretion, 30-60 minutes after being taken. In addition, raspberries have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Raspberry infusion is also useful in the case of weakened immunity, runny nose and cough. In this case, raspberries will have a gentle expectorant effect and dilute the secretion that accumulates in the sinus and bronchi. For this reason, raspberries are also used to treat and prevent sinus infections.
To support immunity, it is good to drink an infusion of freeze-dried raspberries once a day throughout the year. To prepare, you need two tablespoons of raspberries – just pour a glass of hot water and leave it covered for about 5-10 minutes.
Circulatory system assistance
Raspberry lowers blood pressure, this is why it is recommended for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. Consuming raspberries can have a beneficial effect on the endothelium of blood vessels, thus improving cardiovascular health. According to scientists, this is due to polyphenols such as anthocyanins in these fruits. They improve endothelial function 2 to 24 hours after eating the fruit. People with an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases are recommended to include raspberries in their daily diet.
You can reach for these seasonal fruits any time you want!
We pick only the finest, wholesome raspberries and freeze-dry them, in order to preserve their original flavour and nutritional content.
Strong anti-inflammatory effect - a rescue for joints
Many active substances contained in raspberries have anti-inflammatory properties. The anti-inflammatory substances help relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Raspberries can help to reduce swelling and the degree of degeneration of joints associated with the ongoing inflammation. In addition, due to the rich source of well-absorbed vitamin C, they are an important component supporting the functions and regeneration of connective tissue.
High antioxidants concentration - repair of DNA structures
Raspberries contain a lot of substances called antioxidants. These include polyphenols (phenolic acids, flavonoids, flavonols, anthocyanins), vitamins A and C, tocopherols, carotenoids, organic acids, calcium and selenium. Their main job is to inhibit the formation and neutralise free oxygen radicals, which can contribute to the damage of the body’s tissues, the development of civilization diseases and accelerate the aging process.
The antioxidants contained in raspberries also repair damage caused by free radicals – they help repair damage to DNA structures caused by the influence of free radicals. The ability of self-regulation and effective repair of errors in DNA prevents the multiplication of defective cells, which are precursors of cancerous tumours. Here, a huge role is played by ellagic acid, belonging to phenolic acids, characterised by a strong protective effect – anticancer and antiviral.
Thanks to such a composition of antioxidants, raspberries have anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial (including antiviral) and anticancer properties.
Freeze-dried raspberries in the kitchen
How to use freeze-dried raspberries?
Raspberries have many nutritional and health benefits. Dried and freeze-dried raspberry fruits are a component of diaphoretic and antipyretic mixtures. However, they often serve as a healthy snack or a perfect addition to many dishes and desserts. This fruit is versatile, it goes perfectly at any time of the day and for all occasions.
They are perfect as a healthy and tasty decoration on a cake, a filling for fresh yeast rolls or as an addition to homemade lemonade. They blend in perfectly with a healthy diet, and not solely when losing weight. You can add a handful to oatmeal, sprinkle a few fruits in a cocktail or eat it as a snack without any other additives.
You can add freeze-dried raspberries to your breakfast such as muesli, smoothies, yoghurt, desserts, ice cream, pies, cakes, dumplings, pancakes etc. You can use them on their own or combine them with other berries such as freeze-dried wild blueberries or freeze-dried blackberries. Raspberries are also a popular ingredient in preserves: juices, syrups, jams and jellies. You can successfully add freeze-dried raspberries to your favourite tea.
As an addition to meat and fish, raspberries can be served as sauces. Lovers of cakes and sweets will use these fruits to prepare raspberry crumble – a type of crumble that harmonises perfectly with nuts, cinnamon and a dash of maple syrup. They also combine perfectly with chocolate.
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