Enriched with a number of vitamins and minerals, black raspberries are useful in various medications. Let’s explore the health benefits of eating black raspberries & know their nutritional value.

Benefits Of Black Raspberry

Black raspberry is known as the ‘king of berries’ and also referred to as black caps. These raspberries are sweet and tangy in taste. The phenolics present in them give them a distinctive taste and chemical qualities. The rich color of black raspberries comes from numerous chemicals present in them. Black raspberries are rich in ellagic acid, anthocyanins and antioxidants, due to which they work great as an anti-tumor agent. They have many other therapeutic benefits as well. Apart from that, black raspberries are also used in various dishes made across the globe. Read through the following lines to know the nutrition and health benefits of black raspberry, along with their high nutritional value.
Nutritional Value of Black Raspberry
Amount of Black Raspberry: 1 cup
Total Weight of Black Raspberry: 100 g
Basic Components
1.5 g
105 g
0.6 g
Total Calories
64.0 (268 KJ)
From Carbohydrate
52 (219 KJ)
From Fat
6.7 (28.1 KJ)
From Proteins
5.0 (20.9 KJ)
Total Carbohydrate
14.7 g
Dietary Fiber
8.0 g
5.4 g
Fats and Fatty Acids
Total Fat
0.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.5 g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
155 mg
Total omega- 6 fatty acids
306 mg
Vitamin A
40.6 IU
Vitamin C
32.2 mg
Vitamin E
1.1 mg
Vitamin K
9.6 mg
0.7 mg
Pantothenic Acid
0.4 mg
15.1 mg
1.0 mg
30.7 mg
0.8 mg
27.1 mg
35.7 mg
186 mg
1.2 mg
0.5 mg
0.1 mg
0.8 mg
0.2 mcg
Nutrition & Health Benefits Of Eating Black Raspberries
  • Recent study has confirmed that black raspberries have astonishingly high antioxidant levels. Consuming foods high in antioxidants helps prevent cancer, heart disease, stroke, and possibly Alzheimer's disease.
  • Black raspberries are counted amongst the food items that are high in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins not only give raspberries their deep, dark color, but have been known to have anti-inflammatory and vaso-protective properties.
  • The anthocyanin found in black raspberry is believed to improve vision, enhance cardiovascular health and memory retention in old age, and reduce the risk of hypertension.
  • Studies at Ohio State University have found a significant decrease in colon tumors in rats and esophageal tumors in mice, after feeding them black raspberries.
  • Black raspberries prove to be an excellent source of vitamin C and thus, are extremely good for diabetic patients.
  • Some studies have shown that extracts of black raspberries slows down the growth of breast cervical, colon and esophageal cancers.
  • The natural medicine found in black raspberries has been found to be helpful in killing leukemia cells.
Consumption Tips
  • Black raspberries are a great option for dessert offerings.
  • You can sprinkle the berries on cereal or hot oatmeal, to give it more cancer fighting power.
  • You can also layer them between spoonfuls of yogurt and low calorie cereal, to create the ultimate parfait.
  • You can make a black raspberry smoothie, by blending them along with low-fat yogurt and ice.
  • They can be stir into yogurt to add natural sweetness. You can also puree them to make an ice cream topping.
  • Black raspberries can be used to add a touch of color to fresh salads.

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