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Tiny raspberry seed may well be one of the modern wonders of the world!

Raspberry seeds are often thought of as a nuisance. They get stuck in your teeth and add unexpected crunch to your jam sandwich! They are seldom used to begin the flower and fruit gardening guides home garden raspberry stand, which is typically begun with raspberry plants purchased from a nursery. Still, the tiny raspberry seed may be one of the modern wonders of the world!

Long used cosmetically for exfoliation, recent studies have shown that the raspberry seed may be instrumental in removing a far larger problem than dead skin. Newly discovered scientific information indicates that this insignificant berry seed contains significant amounts of one of the most powerful antioxidants known? ellagitannins, which are broken down in your body into ellagic acid.

The Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Carolina is excited about the raspberry seed. Their nine year double-blind study of 500 cervical cancer patients is returning results that show ellagic acid inhibits and stops mitosis-cancer cell division within 48 hours and cancer cell death within 72 hours. Not limited to cervical cancer alone, these results include cancer cells for breast, pancreatic, esophageal, skin, colon, and prostrate cancers.

Although ellagitannins are found in varying amounts in many foods, the Institute has identified the red raspberry seed as having the highest content of this chemical. Moreover, raspberry ellagatannins are one of very few that have been clinically shown to be transformed into beneficial levels of ellagic acid in the body. With this information in hand, the American Cancer Society along with Hollings Cancer Institute recommends that we all eat one cup of fresh red raspberries daily. (The health benefits of eating raspberries are described in the American Cancer Society's book; Complimentary and Alternative Cancer Methods.)

It would appear that now our dilemma will be to find affordable fresh red raspberries! The answer? grow raspberries in your flower and fruit gardening guides home garden; start with transplants from your nursery or pluck out that seed from between your teeth and plant it!


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