Black raspberries a contender for best antioxidant fruit, says study

Black raspberries grown in Central Europe show greater health benefits than its closely related cousins the red raspberry and blackberry, research suggests. 

The research looked at the content of phenolics and anthocyanins in black raspberries, red raspberries and blackberries, assessing their antioxidant potential and health promoting properties.

Until now, the properties of black raspberries have been relatively unknown, overshadowed by the appearance and taste of the cultivated blackberries. They are also smaller than blackberries and have a less pleasant smell than red raspberries.

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