In this brief guide, we will answer the question “Do raspberries have seeds?” and tell you if you can eat raspberry seeds. We will also shed some light on the health benefits of eating raspberry seeds and tell you how to remove them. We will also share a recipe for making a great raspberry smoothie.
Do raspberries have seeds?
Yes, raspberries have seeds. Raspberries are made up of small tiny sections which are called ‘drupelets’ and each one of these drupelets have one seed each.
Each raspberry has about 100 to 120 seeds.
Can you eat raspberry seeds?
Yes, you can eat raspberry seeds. Although you might not like them as they can get stuck between your teeth or you want to make a dessert and do not want the seeds, but the seeds can be very healthy. We will discuss their health benefits in the next section.
Are raspberry seeds healthy?
Yes, raspberry seeds are healthy when consumed. Some of their health benefits are listed below.
They contain a lot of fiber
Raspberry seeds are a great source of fiber and they can help you meet your daily fiber intake requirements. Fiber helps in keeping your digestive system healthy and prevents constipation. It also keeps the cardiovascular system healthy by lowering the cholesterol levels and keeping the blood pressure in check.
It also helps in making you feel fuller for longer periods of time which reduces your need to eat food unnecessarily. It aids in weight loss.
They contain antioxidants
Raspberries contain antioxidants that help relieve your body from oxidative stress which is brought upon by free radicals. Antioxidants have a lot of health benefits such as they prevent diseases such as Alzeihmer’s and Parkison’s diseases. They also prevent heart diseases, cancers and a lot of other illnesses.
They contain essential fatty acids
Raspberry seeds contain essential fatty acids namely linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid which are very nutritious and can keep the heart healthy.
They may protect against cancer
A few studies have shown that extract from raspberries and their seeds can help slow down the growth of tumor cells and prevent them from spreading to other parts of the body. However, more research is required on this subject.
How to remove raspberry seeds?
Although raspberry seeds are healthy, you can choose to remove them, especially if you are making a dessert. Since it would not be nice to chew on raspberry seeds in a dessert.
The only way to remove the raspberry seeds is to mash them. If you are okay with that, then follow the following steps.
- Wash the raspberries thoroughly with cold water.
- Mash them using a fork or place them inside the blender to form a paste-like mixture.
- Place a sieve over a bowl and pour this mixture into the sieve.
- Use a spoon to push down the mixture through the sieve and into the bowl. The seeds will remain in the sieve and you will get a seed-free puree
How to make a perfect raspberry smoothie?
In order to make a perfect raspberry smoothie, you will need raspberries, preferably frozen. You need one banana, cut up into smaller pieces. You will need greek yogurt as it is low in fat and healthy and makes your smoothie creamy.
You will need a little bit of water for consistency however you can skip this too if you want a really thick smoothie. You will need milk as well and if you are trying to be healthy then opt for soy milk or almond milk.
You will need something to sweeten the smoothie so we recommend using honey but you can use artificial sweeteners such as stevia as well.
Lastly you will need some ice as smoothies are best enjoyed cold.
Put all of these ingredients in a blender until smooth. Pour it in a glass and enjoy.
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In this brief guide, we answered the question “Do raspberries have seeds?” and told you if you can eat raspberry seeds. We also shed some light on the health benefits of eating raspberry seeds and told you how to remove them. We also shared a recipe for making a great raspberry smoothie.