Arctic berries – an important source of vitamins, antioxidants, essential fatty acids. Berries contain antioxidants having oxygen radical absorbance capacity – ORAC – that is highest among the fruits. Most representative Artic berries are Blueberry, Cloudberry and Raspberry.
Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)
Raspberry is a very popular berry native to Europe and northern Asia. As a wild plant, raspberry grows in forests but most of the raspberries come from cultivated plants. The stems are erect and shrubby usually 1.5 to 2.5 m long. The fruit (berries) is red to dark red, sweet and having a pleasant taste. The intensive color comes from anthocyanin pigments. Raspberries also contain sugars, dietary fiber, vitamins (mainly C) and minerals.
Tradition and/or folklore: Raspberry is mentioned in numerous Russian songs and poems as a sign of something sweet, attractive, good life etc.
Raspberry plants are particularly rich in compounds with strong antioxidative activity, which promote health and well‐being of human cells. Besides thehigh content of phenolic compounds, Rubus plants are rich in oil‐soluble compounds, which are also primary components of the hydrolipidic film barrier of the skin. Extract from rasberry is promoting skin hydration and protecting the cells from extensive water loss.
Usually it is used as hydrating and moisturizing ingredient in face and body lotions, and as anti‐ageing product in face creams specifically designed to fight wrinkle formation.
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