Raspberries actually consist of a collection of tiny fruits, each with its own seed covered in red skin and flesh, which form a helmet-shaped cluster around a small stem. When harvested the cluster comes away from the stem leaving a hollow in the centre.
Raspberries originated from a wild red berry that is native of Europe, Scandinavia and northeast Asia. They are a member of the rose family.
Raspberries have a high content of Vitamin C which supports the immune system as well as collagen. Vitamin C is also a potent antioxidant.
The large number of seeds found in raspberries are responsible for their high dietary fibre content.
Raspberry leaf tea which is now widely available, can be used in the third trimester of pregnancy. It helps strengthen the uterus and supports optimum hormonal patterns during pregnancy.
Check out these delicious raspberry leaf teas. Frozen raspberries from Woolworths are a great way to get in the goodness of raspberries without the hefty price tag.
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