The next big superfood?

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Credit: Pixabay

Berries are awesome! Not only do they taste delicious and fresh, but they’re chock full of health benefits.

A new study from Europe has found that there’s a new berry bucking for top spot in the superfoods market: the European black raspberry.

For their study, the researchers measured the content of phenolics and anthocyanins in black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries in order to assess their antioxidant potential and health benefits.

The amount of antioxidants in black raspberries was found to be three times higher than the other fruits under investigation. The numbers were even higher for phenolics or the amount of anthocyanines — with black raspberries topping their humble cousins by over 1000%!

Most interestingly, black raspberries seem to be characterized by a higher content of secondary metabolites, which have been proved beneficial for human health.

Click here to learn more about the study. I’ve even included a few handy tips on telling the difference between black raspberries and blackberries.

Now I’m feeling snackish! Pass the berries please!

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6 thoughts on “The next big superfood?

    1. Hey stranger! How does your garden grow? These berries in particular were from the central Europe region. They didn’t give a specific location, but the university is in Krakow if that helps. Happy New Year my friend!

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  1. I’m drinking a concoction of this now. It’s omega 3 rich assorted berry juice and it’s got black raspberries in it. I was skeptical but drank it anyway. Now I’m seeing that I might be on to something.

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