Wild raspberry caught the eye of early cave dwellers, as evidenced by the remains of raspberry canes found at a variety of dig sites across Europe, Asia, and Northern America. Raspberry got her name when the Olympian Gods were searching for berries on Mount Ida. Raspberry’s Latin name, Rubus idaeus, means “bramble bush of Ida”.
We now use Raspberry pomace extract for its wonderful nourishing qualities and its local abundant organically grown availability.
Raspberries and the materials left in the pomace cake after pressing (mainly consisting of pulp fraction and the seeds) is rich in active substances that moisturize, nourish skin (Tito et al., 2015) and possess strong antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and healing properties (Bobinaite et. al., 2012). Raspberries are good source of vitamin C (Rao and Snyder 2010), which is an important antioxidant that helps fight free radicals and stimulates cell regeneration (Burke, 2007).
Furthermore, raspberries are an extremely rich source of phenolic phytochemicals (major constituents being ellagitannins, ellagic acid and anthocyanins), which exhibit a wide range of biological effects (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory (Joseph et al., 2014; Raudone et al., 2014), antiviral, anti-microbial (Bobinaite et al., 2013) and anti-carcinogenic) (Nile & Park, 2014).
Besides high contents of phenolic antioxidants, raspberries and in particular their seeds are rich in oil and various oil-soluble compounds. The oil of raspberry seeds has high content of a-linolenic fatty acid (Kryževičiūtė et al., 2015) as well as tocopherols (dominating g-tocopherol) and carotenoids enduing with natural sun protection factor (SPF) and anti-inflammatory properties.
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