Rubus idaeus or red raspberry is a small, sweet fruit with a tart undertone. This small fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber.
Zeaxanthin, lycopene, vitamins C and E, selenium, beta carotene, lutein and flavonoids are all antioxidants present in raspberries. Antioxidants are plant compounds that help your cells fight and recover from oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is linked to a higher risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease and other illnesses.
Raspberries are low in carbs and high in fiber, making them a smart choice for anyone watching their carbs.
They have also anti-inflammatory properties.