Health Benefits of Freeze-Dried Raspberries

 
 
DARK CHOCOLATE WITH FREEZE-DRIED RASPBERRIES
 

The crunchy bits of delicious freeze-dried raspberries are artfully blended with fine dark chocolate to create the unforgettable taste and incredible health benefits.


Freeze-dried raspberries refer to the process of removing moisture from frozen berries. The removal of water occurs under a vacuum, by gently applying pressure that transforms the frozen water directly into vapor thus creating light and crispy berries. This process preserves the natural organoleptic characteristics of the fresh raspberries, like flavor, color, aroma, and nutrients.

 
WONDERFULLY DELICIOUS
 

Wonderfully delicious, bright-red raspberries are among the most popular berries to relish!

They are a rich source of health promoting plant-derived nutrients, minerals, and vitamins that are essential for optimum health. Raspberries boast some of the highest antioxidant levels.

They are low in calories and saturated fats but are high in dietary fiber.

 
VITAMINS
 

Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, K and B vitamins.

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that helps maintain the health of your eyes, aids in proper skeletal development, promotes the healthy growth of your skin, increases cellular growth and helps keep your immune system healthy.

Vitamin C promotes healing and helps the body properly absorb iron. It also plays an important role in the health of your bones, skin and connective tissues.

Your body requires vitamin E to boost your immune system to fight off infections from bacterial or viral sources. Vitamin E is also essential for heart health because it widens blood vessels and prevents clotting.

Vitamin B-6, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid and vitamin K help body in the metabolism of carbohydrates, protein, and fats.

Vitamin K works to prevent calcification (a process where calcium builds up in tissues and blood vessels, causing them to harden) from occurring in your arteries, promotes blood clotting, protects your bones from fractures, prevents bruising and provides some level of protection against both liver cancer and prostate cancer.

 
 
MINERALS
 

Raspberries contain a good amount of minerals like magnesium and potassium. As a vital component of hundreds of enzymes, magnesium is involved in producing energy, forming proteins and controlling blood sugar levels. Both magnesium and potassium help protect against high blood pressure and support normal nerve, muscle and organ function

Raspberries also provide phosphorus and calcium, the primary building blocks of bones and teeth.

Add raspberries to your diet and you'll boost your intake of manganese and copper. Both minerals keep your connective tissues - a group of tissues that includes your bones and skin strong. Copper also helps prevent DNA damage by functioning as an antioxidant, while manganese helps you metabolize carbohydrates and regulate your blood sugar levels. Raspberries are also a good source of iron and zinc. Copper and iron are required to manufacture red blood cells, and iron and zinc are important to immunity.

 
 
 
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Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Benefits
 

Raspberries are an outstanding source of phytonutrients, such as anthocyanins, flavonoids, stilbenoids, phenolic acids, tannins and lignans. They are an unusually concentrated source of ellagitannins (like ellagic acid), cyanidins, and pelargonidins.

These phytonutrients help protect us against the dangers of oxidative stress and excessive inflammation. By helping to scavenge free radical molecules and to regulate the activity of enzymes that could trigger unwanted inflammation, the phytonutrients in raspberries help lower our risk of chronic diseases, such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and atherosclerosis.

Studies show raspberries being beneficial in cancer prevention. Phytonutrients in raspberries may be able to change the signals that are sent to potential or existing cancer cells.

 
 
Rheosmin & Tiliroside
 

Rheosmin, a phytonutrient found in raspberries can increase metabolism in our fat cells by increasing enzyme activity, oxygen consumption, and heat production in certain types of fat cells. It can also decrease activity of a fat-digesting enzyme called pancreatic lipase that is produced by our pancreas. As a result, we may digest and absorb less fat, which is a plus when trying to deal with the consequences obesity.

Tiliroside is a type of flavonoid. In preliminary studies, tiliroside has been shown to activate a special hormone called adiponectin that is produced by our fat cells. As a result, the tiliroside in raspberries can help improve insulin balance, blood sugar balance, and blood fat balance in obese persons with type 2 diabetes.

 
 
 

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