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Atherton Raspberry


            Scientific name - Rubus probus


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Upright in habit, Atherton Raspberry is a bright red fruit native to Australia. Slightly bigger than the exotic raspberries they ripe in autumn through to winter!


Indigenous to the uplands of outlying North Queensland, Atherton raspberry is a syrupy red-orange berry that nurtures on an erect suckering shrub with cane-like shoots. On a very limited scale, this fruit is cultivated in Australia. Milder in taste when compared to the European raspberries, they are just about 10 - 30 mm in diameter and form in bunches shortly after flowering. The best part about the plant is that, it is very resilient and can produce upto 3kg per plant. It is one of the most promising bush tucker fruits that are best of Australia’s native raspberries. They are best served with other fruit combinations as salads, or enjoyed in ice creams, syrups and jams. This dense, evergreen shrub has white flower which is sometimes a little bit purplish of 1.5 cm, with 5 petals. The blooming period of this plant is during spring season.



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Principle Nutrient Value Percentage of RDA
Energy 52 Kcal 2.5%
Carbohydrates 11.94 g 9%
Protein 1.20 g 2%
Total Fat 0.65 g 3%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 6.5 g 16%
Vitamins
Folates 21 µg 5%
Niacin 0.598 mg 4%
Pyridoxine 0.055 mg 4%
Riboflavin 0.038 mg 3%
Vitamin A 33 IU 1%
Vitamin C 26.2 mg 47%
Vitamin E 1.42 mg 9%
Vitamin K 7.8 µg 6.5%
Electrolytes
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 151 mg 3%
Minerals
Calcium 25 mg 2.5%
Copper 90 µg 10%
Iron 0.69 mg 8.5%
Magnesium 22 mg 5.5%
Manganese 0.670 mg 29%
Zinc 0.42 mg 4%

CULTURE

Adaptation: Despite that, Atherton raspberry originated from the Queensland tropics, it has the capacity to thrive and grow well in sub-tropical and warm temperate climates that have regular rainfall. It can become accustomed to warmer areas that are not capable to grow the traditional raspberry. With that said they are best grown in part shade but are more prolific in full sun.

Soils: They are best grown in well-drained and fertile and not that fussy about soils.

Irrigation: Will grow and produce well without additional irrigation, however respond well to additional irrigation for the period of its growing and fruiting time.

Pests and diseases: Not prone to much pest or diseases, but birds may relish the fruit hence netting is required.

Harvest: As already said, one plant can produce up to 3 kg of fruit a year and within the very first year of planting, you can see fruits and it continues throughout the year except in early spring.



Medicinal Uses of Atherton Raspberry
  • Cure thrush
  • Protect from cancer
  • Treating ulcer
  • Relieve from diarrhea
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Efficacy and benefits of Atherton Raspberry

In general berries contain the highest amount of antioxidants of fruits (vitamin A in the form of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and E). As a result, they are very much vital for immune power for the reason that it can reduce the effect of free radicals responsible with any disorder in the body. Having said that, berries protect the body from infectivity!


The high antioxidant content helps prevent age-related memory loss and enhances the brain function. Apart from being rich in antioxidants, they are also rich in health promoting flavonoids including lutein, zea-xanthin, and ß-carotene, albeit in small amounts.





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