Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ras bhari (India) or also known as Cape gooseberry (South Africa).

Ras bhari (India) or also known as Cape gooseberry (South Africa).
The fruit is a smooth berry, resembling a miniature spherical 
yellow tomato. Like a tomato, it contains numerous small seeds.
It is bright yellow to orange in color, and it is sweet when ripe, with a characteristic, mildly tart flavor, making it ideal for snacks, pies or jams.

It is popular in salads and fruit salads, sometimes combined with avocado.
These could be Bright red, elegant black or golden yellow also.
The raspberries are fruits with an irresistible texture and juicy flesh to make any one crave for more.
A prominent feature is the inflated, papery calyx enclosing each berry.

As the fruit has a decorative appearance, it is popular in restaurants as an exotic garnish for desserts.
These raspberries are not only eaten as a fruit but they are also used frequently in shakes, fruit salads, jams and jellies. One of major role of this fruit is to provide the body with antioxidants necessary to carry on daily functions.
In South Africa, it is commercially cultivated as canned fruits and jam are staple commodities.
It is also grown in India, and is called ras bhari (रसभरी) in Hindi.
Health Benefits of Rasbhari ...
The fruit is rich in antioxidant vitamins such A, C and E that are proven to be beneficial for the overall health. Vitamin C, in particular, is known to enhance immunity of the body.
Raspberries are rich in compounds such as magnesium, iron, copper and manganese that increase red blood cells in the body and decrease anemia. Moreover, they have very low levels of sodium, known to increase the blood pressure, and high levels of potassium, known to lower blood pressure.
A Buying Tip ..
Whether black, red or golden, pick raspberries that are deep in color. Choose fruits that are plump and firm to touch.

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