Known as the candy of nature, wild raspberries have been part of human consumption for thousands of years. Thanks to its striking color (as there are black or blue, for example), its sweet and juicy flavor and its enormous antioxidant power, it is not surprising that raspberries remain one of the most consumed fruits in the world, especially in the red raspberry variety.
Flavonoids in raspberries help to reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, even in small amounts. The high content of polyphenols in raspberries can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases by preventing the accumulation of platelets and reducing blood pressure through anti-inflammatory mechanisms. A study by the Harvard School of Public Health (USA) showed that "regular sustained consumption of anthocyanins from raspberries can reduce the risk of heart attack by 32% in young and middle-aged women." As if this were not enough, the potassium of this fruit also supports the health of the heart.
Raspberries contain powerful antioxidants that act against free radicals, inhibiting tumor growth and decreasing inflammation in the body. Thus, the potent raspberry polyphenols also protect against many types of cancer, including the esophagus, lung, mouth, pharynx, endometrium, pancreas, prostate and colon.