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Raspberry

The Raspberry, also called the red raspberry (Rubus idaeus), is a shrub in the family Rosaceae that grows naturally in Estonia. Different species of raspberry are grown in home gardens and on commercial plantations. The upright shrub generally grows to a height of 1.0-1.5 m (sometimes 2.0 m) and the top is usually bent. The first-year shoots are covered in small hairs. Raspberry stems are mostly prickly and the pith is large. The lifespan of a stem is two years. In the second year the stem fruits and then dries. Raspberry is naturally found in western, central and eastern Europe, Siberia, the Caucasus and central Asia. It usually grows on fertile soils that are rich in humus on forest paths, meadows etc. Raspberries have a pleasant taste and aroma, which is why they are widely used both raw and processed. The fruits are used to make jam, jelly, syrup, juice, liqueur, wine and more.

What do raspberries contain?
Raspberries are rich in calcium, potassium, sugars, organic acids, phosphor, iron and other minerals and vitamins A, B and C.

What are the benefits of raspberries?
Raspberries are a good medicine in the case of colds, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatism, headache, cough and anaemia. The berries, leaves and stems all have equally good medical properties.