Dried raspberries (Rubus idaeus) also known as European red raspberry. This prickly shrub produces small white flowers in summer followed by red fruits. Fruits are eaten raw or cooked. These fruits have been eaten by man as part of the most ancient of diets. Raspberries are made into syrups, jam, jellies, wines and purees.
Fruit extracts are used in cosmetics for hair and bath products. Fresh raspberries are only available seasonally, so by using freeze-dried raspberries, we can make raspberry extracts all year round.
Medicinally, raspberries are used externally to treat sores, conjunctivitis, wounds, burns, varicose ulcers and mouth inflammation. Dried raspberries are used to make decoctions.
Raspberry leaves are dried and used in infusions, decoctions, liquid extracts, tea and tablets.
Raspberries are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and astringent.
These fruits are very nutritious; they contain vitamin B, vitamin C, magnesium, copper and iron.
We crush the dried raspberries and make an extract, which is added to our products.
We use dried raspberries in Snow Fairy lip tint because Helen, one of our product inventors, thought that these would be what snow fairies ate; they also complement the pink colour perfectly.