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American Red Raspberry

Introduction of American Red Raspberry

            Scientific name - Rubus strigosus

American raspberry, its binominal name being Rubus strigosus, it is a species of Rubus native to much of North America. This deciduous Shrub grows to 2 m (6ft 7in) and is very popular. Its intense, sweet-tart flavors can either be enjoyed fresh or can be cooked and consumed. Providing an important health boost, they are a valuable food source and it is consumed more during the summer and less during the fall.

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Description of American Red Raspberry

Native to much of North America, Rubus Strigosus is often treated as a variety or subspecies of the Eurasian raspberry, but at present it is more commonly treated as a distinct species. This perennial plant bears biennial stems from the perennial root system. Talking in terms of botanical terminology, it is not a berry at all but considered as an aggregate fruit with several drupelets around a central core. They are seen more during summer or early autumns and the fruit is 11.2 cm diameter in size, which features a red, edible, sweet with a tart-flavor.

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Nutritional Value of American Red Raspberry

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%
Folates 21 g 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 g 6.5%
Sodium 1 mg 0%
Potassium 151 mg 3%
Calcium 25 mg 2.5%
Copper 90 g 10%
Iron 0.69 mg 8.5%
Magnesium 22 mg 5.5%
Manganese 0.670 mg 29%
Zinc 0.42 mg 4%

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Uses and values

Traditionally, it was an important food of many Native Americans and was consumed fresh or preserved for winter use. Just about 0.27 quarts (250 ml) of wild red raspberry fruit can be hand-harvested in 30 minutes only if it is in good stands. Other items like the bark of roots, stems of raspberries have been used in various medicinal preparations.

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Medicinal Uses

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The medicinal and botanical benefits of red raspberries have been of interest since the time of Christ. Roots and leaves of them are anti-inflammatory, astringent, decongestant, ophthalmic, oxytocic and refreshment. They are also used in the making of tea and are used to treat diarrhea.

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