Raspberries are not only an epicurean delight, but a nutritional powerhouse as well.
Typically red, raspberries also come in other colors including purple, amber and black.
In addition to providing age-defying vitamin C and anthocyanins, raspberries are also the best known source of ellagic acid - a potent antioxidant that helps prevent free radical damage and guards against several cancers including colon cancer and esophageal cancer.
Because raspberries are on the Environmental Working Group's list of the most chemically contaminated foods - the Dirty Dozen - be sure to always pick organic.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=4,882
Choose brightly colored, plump raspberries. Store in a dry container in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days.
Serving size: 1 cup(s)View Calorie Breakdown
Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 2 : 1
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