Raspberries are Nutritious!
During the centuries since the early Greeks harvested raspberries, this fruit has been enjoyed for its delicious flavor and medicinal qualities. In fact, "There is strong ‘preliminary’ evidence that raspberries may help prevent cancer. Preliminary research through the University of Minnesota School of Food & Nutrition Science confirmed that raspberries have a high incidence of ellagic acid.
This phytochemical is considered a promising anticarcinogen." (Source: The Northwest Raspberry, Spring 1993)
Raspberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C with one cup supplying about 50% of the U.S. Recommended Daily Allowance for the average adult.
Raspberries are low in calories – on 61 per cup – and high in dietary fiber. Like other fruits, sodium is non-existent but raspberries do provide moderate to large amounts of potassium to the diet. Small supplies of B-complex vitamins, calcium and vitamin A are present. Notice the 1982 USDA Raspberry Nutrient Composition Table for one cup of berries.