Lindley's berries not only taste great but provide outstanding health benefits for our customers as well!
Strawberries, black raspberries, red raspberries, and currants contain generous quantities of "nutraceuticals". Nutraceuticals are natural substances found in foods that provide a health or medical benefit.
Anthocyanins act as pigments to give berries their deep colour and have been linked to improving vision, controlling diabetes, improving circulation, preventing cancer and slowing the effects of aging, particularly loss of memory and motor skills.
Ellagic acid is expectionally high in raspberries. The levels are approximately five to six times higher than those levels found in some other fruits. Ellagic acid is a substance that appears to block various hormone reactions and metabolic pathways associated with the development of cancer.
Vitamin C is a water soluble nutrient which "sponges up" free radicals in our body to prevent them from doing harm.
Salicylic acid may prove to have the same protective effect against heart disease as aspirin. A 100 gram serving of red raspberries contains approximatley 5mg of salicylic acid.
Quercetin is a flavonol that works as an anti-carcinogen and an antioxidant. It is known to reduce the release of histamine and may be effective against allergies.
Fibre in strawberries and raspberries helps maintain a healthy gastrointestinal tract and helps prevent certain types of cancers as well as lower blood cholesterol levels and the risk of heart disease.
Strawberries and raspberries have a high level of antioxidants, vitamin C, fibre, folate and potassium. One cup of strawberries contains a full day serving of Vitamin C. Raspberries are high in antioxidants especially ellagic acid which protects cells from damage.
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