Raspberries facts

Raspberries are the member of rose family. It has intense and sweet taste. It has the finest flavor in comparison to all berries. Raspberries grow well in damp, cool climates. It is a vital ingredient in the Summer pudding and classic English dessert. Prehistoric people brought red raspberry to the North America. Raspberries are also cultivated in the temperate countries with dry or moist wooded areas.

Name Raspberries
Scientific Name Rubus idaeus
Native Native to Europe and Northern Asia, Russia and Central Asia.
Common/English Name European Raspberry, Nectar Raspberry, European Red Raspberry, Raspberry, Red Raspberry and Raspberry Bush
Name in Other Languages Aragonese: Chordón;
Arabic: Tût El ’Ullayq;
Brasil (Portuguese): Framboesa;
Bulgarian: Malína;
Catalan: Gerd;
Chinese: Shan Mei;
Czech: Ostružiník Maliník;
Danish: Hindbær;
Dutch: Framboos;
Eastonian: Harilik Vaarikas;
Esperanto: Frambo;
Finnish: Vattu;
French: Framboise;
German: Himbeerstrauch;
Greek: Smeura;
Haitian: Franbwaz;
Hebrew: Petel Adom;
Hungarian: Málna;
India:-
Hindu: Rasabharii,
Sanskrit: Gauriphal;
Italian: Amponello;
Japanese: Ki Ichigo;
Korean: Na Mu Ddal Gi;
Lithuanian: Paprastoji Avietė;
Mexico(Spanish): Frutilla De La India;
Norwegian: Bringebær;
Portuguese: Framboesa Comum;
Romanian: Zmeur;
Russian: Malina Obyknovennaia;
Samogitian: Paprastuoji Avėitė;
Serbian: Malína;
Slovašcina: Malinjak;
Spanish: Chordón;
Swedish: Hallon;
Taiwan: Fu Pen Zi;
Turkish: Ahududu;
Ukrainian: Malína;
Upper Sorbian: Čerwjeny Malenowc;
Vietnamese: Quả Mâm Xôi;
Walloon: Amponî
Plant Growth Habit Shrub
Soil Well drained, fertile, loamy, soil
Plant Size 1 to 2 m high
Lifespan Perennial
Branchlets Reddish to brown, terete, sparsely tomentose, prickled
Stem Unbranched, woody, rounded, erect, red, biennial; 1.5-2.5 m (5.0-8.3 ft.)
Leaf Imparipinnate, ovate or elliptic, 3-8 cm by 1.5-4.5 cm
Flowering Season June-August
Flower Five white petals, spatulate, glabrous or puberulous; Across: 1-1.5 cm
Fruit shape & size Subglobose, rounded; Across: 1.5-2.5 cm
Fruit color Red
Flavor/aroma Sweet, tangy
Fruit Taste Sweet
Seed Small
Varieties/Types
  • Boyne
  • Reveille
  • Newburgh
  • Kilarney
  • Latham
Major Nutritions Manganese, Mn 0.824 mg (35.83%)
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 32.2 mg (35.78%)
Total dietary Fiber 8 g (21.05%)
Copper, Cu 0.111 mg (12.33%)
Carbohydrate 14.69 g (11.30%)
Iron, Fe 0.85 mg (10.63%)
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) 0.405 mg (8.10%)
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 9.6 µg (8.00%)
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1.07 mg (7.13%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 26 µg (6.50%)
Health Benefits
  • Loses weight
  • Diminish wrinkles
  • Macular degeneration
  • Prevent cancer
  • Overall health
  • Feminine health
  • Enhance immunity
  • Rich in nutrients
Calories in 1 cup (123 gm) 64 Kcal.
Traditional uses
  • Prevents miscarriage during pregnancy
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Mouth and throat sores
  • Treats cancer
  • Treats diabetes
Precautions
  • Wilted leaves possess harmful cyanide
  • It may cause nausea due to the toxins.
  • High dose during pregnancy can vitalize the uterus.
  • The excessive Raspberries lead to diarrhea.
  • It causes allergic reactions in some people.
How to Eat
  • Raw, boiled or cooked
  • Used in pies and preserves
  • Young shoots are cooked as asparagus
  • Make herb tea
  • Fermented
  • Dried and steamed to make cakes
  • Make pudding
  • Consumed like turnips
  • Served with ice cream or cream
  • Make tarts, preserves, trifles and cheesecakes
  • Added to candies, pies and dairy products
Other Facts
  • Rich in Vitamin C
  • Reduces second stage of labor
  • Consumed since prehistoric times
  • Cultivated in France and England in 1600s.
  • Could also be purple, red, gold and black in color.
  • Same plant family of blackberry.
  • The sweetest variety among berries.
  • Raspberries are delicate.
  • Only two species are cultivated commercially.
  • Treats sore throat and cleanses teeth.
  • Roots survive up to 10 years.
  • Russia produces 125.000 tons of Raspberries in a year.