What if a Raspberry Could Change the World?
"Imagine a world, in which your entire possession is one raspberry, and you give it to your friend" - Gerda Weissmann Klein
The raspberry belongs to numerous plant species in the rose family. It is a perennial fruit, and the plant has woody stems. Given their rich color and juicy taste (and the wonderful benefits, obviously), raspberries are one of the most consumed fruits on the planet.
Are raspberries good for you? Well, the fruit is great as it offers numerous benefits – a few of them being protection against diseases like cancer and diabetes and prevention of ailments related to the heart.
And then, we have ORAC – which sets raspberries apart from most fruits. Also known as Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, ORAC is a method of measuring the antioxidant content of various food items. Raspberry has one of the highest ORAC values – one cup of the fruit has an ORAC value of 6058 µmol per 100 grams.
Enjoy this week's raspberries and be sure to give one to a friend!
This week's delivery includes:
- Absolutely Delicious Raspberries - Stem-and-Leaf Murcott Mandarins - Pink Lady Apples - Heirloom Navel Oranges - Large Green Grapes - Rainforest Alliance-Certified Bananas