picture courtesy of   The most important feature of plants is their green color, which is the result of a pigment that they have called chlorophyll. Plants use the chlorophyll to capture light and the energy in light to manufacture food for itself. This food such as sugar, starch and other carbohydrates, which we aspicture courtesy of humans also use. Because of this pigment, they are able to photosynthesize, which is the process in which the plant uses the energy of the sun to convert water and carbon dioxide in to food, mainly sugars, and oxygen.
   Raspberries also require normal watering, which means that the soil should be kept moist and watered regularly or as conditions require.
   When growing raspberries, fertilizers that are high in N2 will promote healthy leaf growth, but too much nitrogen can cause huge vegetative growth on the plant and have less flower and bud development.

   Raspberries also provide nutrition for those other organisms that eat them. Raspberries are very rich in vitamin C, which is a highly effective antioxidant and is picture coutesy of for production collagen in humans. Raspberries also contain a potential anti-caner agent called ellagic acid, which some test have shown may slow down the growth of some tumors caused by carcinogens. If you have high blood cholesterol levels, raspberries may be the thing for you. They are a source of soluble fibers and may lower high blood cholesterol levels and slow the release of carbohydrates in the blood stream of diabetics. Half to one pound of raspberries per day can provide twenty to thirty grams of fiber which is adequate for an adult's daily nutritional requirement.

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    Raspberries can also be the source to   other organisms. The flowers of a raspberry can be the major nectar source for honeybees and other pollinators.