Mountain Raspberries

An Ancient Greek myth tells us how, when he was a child, the King of the Gods – Zeus, walked in the mountains of Crete with one of the mountain nymphs who raised him.

On the walk, the nymph offered him to try the raspberries. He agreed, but as she plucked the raspberries from the bushes, a hedgehog jumped out, startling little Zeus and he roared so loud that he shook the earth. His roar was heard all the way to Olympus.

The nymph shivered and tore her hands, and her blood colored the raspberries red (up to this point, the raspberries were yellow in color). The forest nymph then explained to the already calm little, future ruler that hedgehogs ate raspberries to protect themselves from snake venom.

It is a well-known fact that Mountain Raspberries have 10 times more minerals and vitamins in their chemical composition than cultivated raspberries. The Mountain Raspberry is a low shrub with extremely small fruits (4 times smaller than those of cultivated raspberries).

The substances contained in raspberries can have good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects and help relax blood vessels. They also have other very valuable health properties. Mountain Raspberry has a high content of vitamin C, zinc, iron, copper and others. It also contains a high concentration of phenolic compounds and ellagic acid.

Phenolic compounds can stop the formation of cancer cells in the body. They are especially useful for reducing weight and boosting immunity.

Mountain Raspberries are most beneficial to the body for:

• Improving the condition of the skin and reducing wrinkles;
• Burning body fat;

The fibres contained in raspberries slow down digestion and thus makes the body feel full for a longer time. They also supply the body with the necessary potassium, which maintains a stable heart function and regulates blood pressure.