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Raspberry: Wild but beautiful

 Health benefits of taking raspberries (Photo: iStock)

Deep in the wilderness, a vibrant and succulent wild berry known as raspberry exists.

It originated from the forests of Europe and Asia and it found its way into the Kenyan wilderness, accompanied by nothing by its overall beauty.

If you don’t know, they grow on thorny, woody shrubs, bearing clusters of small drupelets that make up the characteristic raspberry structure.

They belong to the Rubus genus and are widely known for their sweet-tart flavour and vibrant red or black hues.

Raspberries come in several varieties, including red, black, purple, and golden with each type having its unique flavour and culinary use.

These berries have a high vitamin C content that is responsible for collagen production hence contributing to healthy and radiant skin.

Raspberries are an excellent source of dietary fibre, which aids in digestion and promotes a feeling of fullness.

Additionally, raspberries contain various phytonutrients like quercetin and ellagic acid, known for their potential health benefits, including anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties

For their reproduction, they rely on bees and other pollinators which play a crucial role in ensuring a bountiful raspberry harvest.

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