Scientists are researching the fruit's phytonutrients.
Looking for something sweet after dinner, or a tasty snack in the middle of the afternoon? Consider keeping some raspberries around. The little berries are chock-full of all kinds of nutrients and antioxidants. Plus, raspberries are a great source of dietary fiber, potassium, vitamins C,K and E, magnesium, copper and potassium.
Researchers are even looking into the anti-obesity capacity of the fruit. Raspberries contain rheosmin, a phytonutrient that help metabolize fat. Raspberries may also help decrease the activity of fat-digesting enzymes, which can result in less digestion and absorption of fat.
The antioxidant properties of berries have been known for a while due to their anti-inflammatory properties but new research is showing that the phytonutrients may change the signals sent between cancer cells, encouraging good cells to stay healthy and encouraging death in bad cells. But make sure that those raspberries are ripe! Ripe berries contain the most antioxidants and stay good in the refrigerator for at least a few days.