Malin is one of the most delicious berries drugs. Did you know that these berries are not only red, but white, and even black?
Raspberry relates to plants of the genus Rubus, family pink. It is a perennial shrub, reaching a height of one and a half meters. Shoots bush covered with small thorns and edible fruit.
Stems are erect in the bush, with oval leaves of dark green color that the bottom covered with fine hairs. Flowering raspberry white flowers, gathered in small racemose inflorescences, which are located in the axils of leaves on the tips of stems.
A native berry from the Nordic countries. Wild shrubs can be found in the ravines, dark forests, river banks. Cultivated raspberries in many countries, mainly in Russia, USA, Serbia and Montenegro.
Wild raspberries was known in the days of ancient Rome and Greece. The first mention of this bush as a garden plant is found in manuscripts belonging to the 3rd century BC. In the 16th century it began to grow in Western Europe, and from the 18th century in the United States.
Judging by how often in folk tales, fairy tales and legends mention this berry, it is in the life of the peasants played an important role. Due to the unusual taste of berries in humans is associated with something pleasant. How often do people say when they want to emphasize that one is living well: "It is not life - raspberry! ".
Raspberry fruit are small hairy drupes with a gentle sweet taste and pleasant aroma. The most common variety is the red raspberry, whose colors may vary from dark burgundy to pale pink. But there are varieties of white and raspberry with berries yellow and black - ezhemalina. Usually, wild raspberries berries smaller than in horticultural varieties, but the taste and aroma of a much richer.
Raspberry fruit used in cooking and traditional medicine. The berries are eaten fresh, canned, cook them jam and syrups, dried. Of these, make juice, fruit drinks, jelly, baby puree, jelly and fruit drinks. Raspberry juice used in the preparation of sweet dishes - yoghurts, creams, desserts, candy, cheese. Raspberry is an excellent filling for pies, they are added to cakes and pastries. If fresh raspberry fruit freeze, they will be stored for a long time without losing their valuable qualities.
The composition and caloric content of raspberries
100g fresh raspberries contains 85 75 g water, 6, 5 grams fiber, 1, 2 g of protein, 5, 45 g carbohydrate, 0, 46 g of ashes, 0, 65 g fat; vitamins A, B1, B2, PP, B5, B9, C, E, K, R, B4; macronutrients phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium; trace elements: selenium, copper, iron, manganese, copper.
At low calorie raspberry and is approximately 52 kcal per 100 g
Useful properties of raspberries
The main benefit of raspberries brings colds, acute respiratory disease, angina. This is due to the fact that berries contain salicylic acid - a strong antipyretic and diaphoretic. Therefore, the properties of raspberry relates drop in body temperature, and, without the side effects inherent to most drugs. In particular antipyretic properties are wild varieties of raspberries. For medicinal purposes dried fruit brewed and drunk as a tea. Diaphoretic properties of raspberry are also useful high blood pressure to lower blood pressure.
In addition, the use of raspberry is antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic, hemostatic, analgesic properties. Regular consumption of fruit is beneficial to the condition of the skin due to its high content of vitamins of group B. In some diseases of the intestine, stomach, and kidneys, as well as atherosclerosis and anemia raspberry is also helpful. She especially appreciated because even after heat treatment retains most useful properties, so jam raspberry considered as useful as fresh berries.
Use raspberry lies not only in the fruit, but also in leaves. In folk medicine, they are used to stimulate the muscles of the uterus, and as a diuretic.
Please be aware that for gout and nephritis raspberry drink is not recommended.