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Farm fresh berries from a scenic Hillsboro Oregon homestead since 1853

Red Raspberries

  • Fresh season typically June 14th through July 20th
  • Medium-sized (3.0 –5.0 g) red berry with a small seed and a hollow core.
  • High in ellagic acid, a known chemoprevenatative
  • Seed oil has a natural sun protection factor (SPF) of 25 - 50

Health Benefits

  • Contain high amount of polyphenolic compounds known for their anticancer properties.
  • Contain strong antioxidants such as Vitamin C, quercetin and gallic acid that fight against cancer, heart and circulatory disease and age-related mental decline.
  • Have high ORAC levels – ORAC measures the antioxidant levels of a substance. Red Raspberry ORAC levels at 24 μmole/TE/g, equal to blueberries which are known for their high antioxidant levels.
  • Shown to inhibit the production of COX-I and COX-II enzymes. Antiinflammatory products like ibuprofen and aspirin inhibit COX-I and COX-II, resulting in the reduction of pain associated with arthritis, gout and other inflammatory conditions.
  • Consumption of whole berries has been shown in scientific studies to be more beneficial that taking the individual phytochemicals in the form of dietary supplements.
  • Seed oil is creating interest in the cosmeceutical (skin care products which provide health benefits) market. Oil from raspberry seeds is rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 25-50.
  • Red raspberry ketones are currently being used in Japan as a weight loss supplement in a pill form and as an external patch.