Blackcap raspberries contain vitamins, minerals and healthful phytonutrients (plant components that promote human health).
Blackcap Raspberries also:
- Have high antioxidant levels in terms of their oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC). When compared to other foods Blackcap raspberries have an extremely high ORAC value of 77 – three times higher than blueberries.
- Rank among the highest in foods with anthocycanins, anti-oxidants that help fight free radical damage in the body. Research has linked these antioxidants with improved vision, cardiovascular health, and better memory retention in old age and reduced risk of hypertension.
- Have high overall levels of phenolic compounds compared to other berries, including ellagic acid. Ellagic acid is a potent
anti-carcinogen, anti-viral and anti-bacterial.
- Blackcap raspberries can be eaten as a healthy snack, on cereal, with ice cream or used in pies, cobblers, and jam.