Besides being sweet and aromatic, raspberries are also a natural source of healthy properties that help combat cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and obesity, while significantly enhancing your complexion. Additionally, they are a great source of energy and they help you lose weight. In order for you to enjoy all these benefits raspberries embody, I will provide you with the following syrup recipe.
- 4 pounds raspberries
- 4 pounds sugar or honey
- 2 lemons
- The raspberries must be really ripe to make this syrup. Pick the healthy fruits and wash them thoroughly under cold water. Next, place them in a suitable bowl and start crushing them either with your hands, or by using a blender.
- After doing that, cover the bowl with a gauze, and let it ferment for 48 h.
- After the fermentation is complete, strain the resulted composition through a gauze, pressing on it accordingly so that the fruit releases all its juice.
- After having obtained a nice, smooth liquid, add the sugar or the honey to it. Squeeze the two lemons, and add the resulted juice to your content. Stir the mixture periodically by using a wooden spoon, until the sugar or honey are completely dissolved.
- Pour the attained syrup in glass bottles and close them hermetically. Keep them in a cool and dark place.
- You can improve the taste of your drinks and sweeten them by adding this sweet raspberry flavor; it can be used with your water, tea, coffee or smoothie. You may also use it as a topping for your pancakes, ice cream or cake.
200 g of raspberries offer you:
- 54% of your daily vitamin C intake
- 41% of daily Manganese intake
- 12% of daily Vitamin K intake
- 6% of daily Folic Acid intake
- 5% of daily Vitamin E, iron and potassium intake
- Smaller quantities of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6
- Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Zinc and Copper
Further Information on Raspberries’ Properties
Raspberries contain beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, choline. It is also rich in polyphenols: anthocyanins, flavonoids, ellagic. As a result of animal testing programs, these composites have been proven to reduce oxidative attacks caused by free radicals, thus reducing the risk of chronic illnesses such as cancer and heart disease.