Consumption of raspberries maintains normal functioning of the heart.
Raspberries are said to belong to the tomato and brinjal family.
Eating raspberries raw can cause allergic reactions.
Swad Ka Safarnama: The name of this fruit is raspberry. This means that it will be full of juice. Absolutely, but its juice is a bit strange. If you close your eyes and feel its taste, then it can make you feel the smell of many fruits and its juice. Raspberries are very beneficial for the body. The vitamins and minerals found in it can control sugar, so its consumption can also prevent obesity. Raspberries are also considered effective for the betterment of the heart. This fruit grown in South Africa has reached India after a long journey of thousands of years. In India, its business is more at the local level.
This ‘weird-poor’ fruit was once a weed
Raspberries (Cape Gooseberry) are wrapped in dry to soft leaves. When you open it, its bright yellow color will astonish you. It will look as if it is one of the colorful marbles children play with. In the month of February, when Shivratri festival is celebrated in India, it must have been seen that apart from datura, vine, raspberries are also offered on the Shivling. The reason for this is that it is cultivated in this season and ends soon. Botanists consider it a really ‘weird-poor’ fruit. He says that raspberry was first born as a weed. Later it was converted into an agricultural crop. Its taste is pungent and sweet in addition to acidic like gooseberry. The seeds found inside it are like tomato seeds but very small, but their taste is completely different. Scientists say that apart from citrus fruits, its taste is also somewhat around pineapple, peach and cherry.
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Spread all over the world from the forests of South Africa
There is no if and but about the history or origin of raspberries. Its origin center is considered to be South Africa. Food and fruits historians believe that it originated in Brazil thousands of years ago, that is, it is native there and used to grow on its own in the forests and open plains there. It is believed that earlier it also grew naturally in the highlands of Peru and Chile. For thousands of years it continued to grow like a weed in these areas. Then apart from humans, monkeys and langurs used to consume it.
Raspberry ice cream is also made in Colombia and Andean countries.
The raspberry then changed its route and reached England in the 18th century and it was cultivated (year 1774). After that it reached Australia and New Zealand. The Encyclopedia Britannica also believes that the raspberry is native to Colombia, Ecuador and Peru, and the fruit is commonly used to make jams, chutneys and sauces. Its ice cream is also made in Colombia and Andean countries, while in Brazil and some parts of Europe, it is also eaten by dipping it in chocolate.
Raspberries came to India in the 19th century
It is believed that the arrival of raspberry in India happened in the 19th century. In the book ‘Fruits’ written by the agronomists of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (Pusa), Prof. Ranjit Singh and Prof. SK Saxena, raspberry has been described as a tomato and brinjal family and it has been informed that it is in India through the route of Rio de Janeiro. Arrived. But its exact decade or year is not known. It is also possible that before this it has been growing as a weed in the forests of India, but the evidence for this is not available.
In India, it is available for people to eat from February to May and most of it is cultivated in West Bengal, North India and East India. There is no direct mention of raspberry in India’s ancient Ayurveda text ‘Charakasamhita’. But there is information about many such fruits which are similar to this fruit in taste and properties. These include Karkandhu, Loveliphalam, Amalvetas etc.
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This fruit is rich in minerals, vitamins
Beautiful to look at and pungent-sour-sweet raspberry is also rich in properties. The book “Nutritive Value of Indian Foods” written by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) gives information about the nutritional value of raspberries and states that calories in 100 grams of raspberries are 53, protein 1.8 grams, fat .2 grams, minerals. .8 g, Fiber 3.2 g, Carbohydrate 11.1 g, Calcium 10 mg, Arion 2 mg, Vitamin C 49 mg, Magnesium 31 mg, Sodium 9 mg, Potassium 320 mg, Copper 19 mg in addition to Iron, Phosphorus, Keratin Vitamins and Minerals are in sufficient quantity. Due to these elements, raspberry is not only beneficial for the body, but also protects against many diseases.
A serious disease like type 2 diabetes can be avoided by the consumption of raspberries.
It has been told in many reports that some compound carbohydrates present in raspberries do not allow the amount of sugar in the blood to increase. By consuming it, serious diseases like type 2 diabetes can be avoided. Acidic and alkali elements found in it can dissolve body fat, due to which obesity can be reduced.
Keeps the heart healthy
Its consumption also maintains normal heart system. Its above ingredients help in curbing heart diseases by reducing the inflammation of arteries and blood vessels. The acids found in it reduce the amount of bad cholesterol ie LDL and help in improving heart health. It is not only beneficial in bone pain, but also keeps bones strong due to iron and phosphorus elements. Carotenoids (modified form of vitamin A that improves the immune system) are also found in raspberries. It protects the eyes from diseases and prevents cataract formation. Its adequate intake also relieves from arthritis and muscle pain. Although there are no side effects of raspberries, the reason being that its distinct taste prevents it from overeating. Avoid eating it raw. If this is done then there may be a complaint of allergy. Vomiting may also occur.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : October 15, 2022, 07:01 IST