The raspberry, also called the red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) grows in Estonia naturally . Different species of raspberry are grown in home gardens and on commercial plantations. The upright shrub generally grows to a height of 1-2 meters and the top is usually bent. The stems are mostly prickly. Raspberry is naturally found in the western, central and eastern part of 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 for food, 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, phosphorus, iron and other minerals. They also contain vitamin A (carotenoids), B-vitamins and vitamin C.
What are the benefits of raspberries?
Raspberries are a good medicine in the case of common cold, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatism, headache, cough and anaemia. The berries, leaves and stems all have equally good medical properties.