Raspberry has relatively low level of sugar, ie. fructose, and is an excellent source of vitamin C, which positively affects the immune system. Raspberry possesses antioxidant properties and studies show that it can accelerate the work of brain cells, and reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Flavonoids function as antioxidants and help the fruit to ripen in the sun without burning. Flavonoids protect the berries from the effects of free radicals similar to what vitamin C and vitamin E do in our body.
Raspberry contains glucose, fructose, sucrose, organic ellagic acid, malic, citric, and salicylic acid, essential oil, colored and tannic substances, vitamin E. It is used to treat diarrhea and eczema, while the extract from the fruit helps against viruses. The extract activates the pancreas to secrete insulin, and it is recommended for lowering blood sugar levels. Raspberries successfully eliminate fever, promote sweating, cleanse bile, promote discharge of sand from the kidneys, strengthen the heart, and normalize blood count.