The raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is the edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the Rosaceae family, most of which are in the subgenus Idaeobatus. Raspberries are perennial plants with woody stems.
There are two distinct types of raspberries: floricane fruiting (summer bearing) and primocane fruiting (everbearing).
The raspberry plant is from North Asia and Eastern Europe. It is believed to have been found first on Mount Ida in Greece.
Raspberries are opportunistic plants. They have a great ability to colonize the empty spaces in the garden or any field.
Raspberry fruits can be distinguished from other brambles by its way of separating from the plant. When picking the fruit, the receptacle that is hooked to the fruit remains attached to the twig, leaving a cavity inside the berry.
Major Health Benefits:
1- Anti-cancer properties:
The high content of polyphenolic compounds and antioxidants such as Vitamin C, Gallic acid and Quercetin in the raspberry fruit makes it a perfect agent in combating cancerous cells in the body.
2- Anti-inflammatory agent
Raspberry fruits were shown to inhibit the production of some enzymes that causes pain and inflammation. So the consumption of raspberries can have an anti-inflammatory effect.
3- Helps in weight loss
Raspberry fruits contain very high levels of dietary fiber and manganese. Both of these elements help in the reduction of weight: fibers aid in slowing down the digestive process, which makes the person feel full for a longer period of time. And manganese helps in accelerating the metabolic rate, thereby burning fat.