Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Raspberries are a great source of fiber, packing 8 grams per 1-cup (123-gram) serving, or 32% and 21% of the RDI for women and men. They provide more than half of the RDI for vitamin C, a water-soluble nutrient essential for immune function and iron absorption. Raspberries also contain small amounts of Vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, vitamin B6, calcium and zinc. Raspberries are high in antioxidants, plant compounds that protect against cell damage. Antioxidants may reduce your risk of certain chronic diseases. Raspberries may positively impact your blood sugar due to their high fiber and tannin content. Raspberries are high in antioxidants, which can help reduce signs of aging by fighting free radicals in your body. Raspberries are low in calories but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They may protect against diabetes, cancer, obesity, arthritis and other conditions and may even provide anti-aging effects.