Rich in anthocyanins, the best for eye health, raspberry efficacy and nutritional ingredients

In the season when the hot sun shines, raspberries ripen so that they can solve the hunger and thirst of wild ginseng that they wander in the forest in search of wild ginseng.

The attractive color of ripe raspberries you meet during the hike not only cleans your eyes, but also the proper sour and sweet taste is joy and happiness for wild ginseng.


The Korean name of raspberry is by Professor Lee Chang-bok (1919-2003), a representative scholar of plant taxonomy in Korea. It was named Raspberry in the sense of a strawberry tree widely found in the mountains.

Currently, the origin of the name strawberry is not accurately known, but there is an opinion that it has its origin in “moon,” which means small fruit or seed in pure Korean. Etymologically, it has been confirmed that it has been transformed into Bdalgi -> Sdalgi -> Strawberry.


Korean raspberry

a deciduous shrub of the family Raspberry of the rose family

학명 Rubus crataegifolius Bunge

The genus name Rubus is derived from the Latin word rubus, which means red, and means red fruit. The species name crataegifolius is given in the sense that it is similar to the rose family Crataegus plant.

There are more than 400 species of raspberries worldwide, mainly in Korea, Japan, and China. The fruit of the raspberry plant distributed in Korea is rich in carbohydrates, organic acids, vitamins, and contains sugar and acid properly, so it has been familiar with food and medicine since long ago, when fruits were not common.

Raspberries reach a height of 2m, the leaves are oval or oval, and are often divided into three to five, and the flowers are white bisexual flowers, blooming at the end of the branches from May to June, with five petals and red stamens.

Representative raspberry plants that have been eaten in Korea include strawberries, strawberries, raspberries, raspberries, and bear strawberries, which are simultaneously fruiting in July and August, making them a special nutritional snack for those who visit the forest in summer.

Raspberry plants form succulent fruits in one ovary, and when ripe, the cells inside the fruit skin yield berries that soften with a large amount of juice, and each fruit contains 20 to 30 seeds.

the efficacy of raspberries

In oriental medicine, it is recorded that the eyes are brightened, the body is lightened, the hair is not white, and the skin is soft and beautiful at the same time.

According to data from Boncho Gangmok, a pharmaceutical book compiled by Yi Si-jin, a Chinese Ming scholar, it is introduced to be good for the kidneys, boosts liver, boosts vitality, cleanses skin, blackens hair, and works well for lung diseases.

The tannin contained in raspberries has anti-cancer effects, preventing cancer, and saponin is known to be good for colds, febrile diseases, pneumonia, and coughing by promoting gag, Jinhae, and cholesterol metabolism.

In China, raspberry roots are called dosaenggeun, and they are used for live blood, hemostasis, hematopoietic blood, infertility, and menstrual irregularity. Water with raspberry roots is known to be good for stomachache and diarrhea.

Raspberries rich in anthocyanin are the best for eye health because of their excellent effects of brightening and clearing the eyes. Anthocyanin is an important plant pigment found in flowers, leaves, fruits, and stems, and glycosides dissolved in sap are scarlet, purple, and sky blue, and are also found in several species of insects absorbed by plant fruits, which are valuable as antioxidants and are noted to have the most excellent effects among antioxidants.

In addition, raspberries are effective in sexual dysfunction, bedwetting, and diabetes, and are used as raw materials for various products due to their high content of vitamins A, B, C, various minerals, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and tannins.

▲ Raspberry Sauce Octopus Soup / Photo: Agricultural Food Olbaro, National Institute of Agricultural Science

Raspberry Nutrients

Raspberries, 100g raw, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences

“Raspberry Fruit Salad” with the scent of nature

National Institute of Agricultural Research and Development of Agricultural Products

▲ Raspberry fruit salad / Photo: Agricultural food of the National Institute of Agricultural Science


● Main ingredients: melon (개), pear (개), raspberry (100g), sparkling water (1 bottle = 550ml), apple mint (5 sheets)

● Seasoning: Oligosaccharide (4 tablespoons)

How to make

▲ Raspberry / Photo: Agricultural Food, National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Olbaro

1. Remove the seeds from the melon and prepare it in a circle with a small scoop.

2. Peel the pear and cut it into a certain size (5mm thick) and dip it in sugar water.

*TIP! If it is difficult to shape the fruit, cut it into bite-sized pieces and prepare it.

3. Prepare raspberries by soaking them in cold water.

4. Add oligosaccharide (4 tablespoons) in carbonated water and mix them evenly, and keep them cold in the refrigerator for 3 hours.

5. Put the fruit prepared in a cup and pour the cold carbonated water to finish with raspberries and apple mint.