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Wild Red Raspberry Oxymel

By Robin Bennett
Posted in Blog, Recipes
On August 28, 2019


I made this beautiful and healthy wild red raspberry oxymel with the berries that are growing abundantly.

Raspberries are unusually rich in powerful antioxidants such as ellagic acid and flavonoids such as quercetin, kaempferol and anthocyanins which give raspberries their deep red color. Also an excellent source of manganese, Vitamin C and dietary fiber.

Raspberries are also a good source of folic acid, which reduces heart disease risk by lowering homocysteine levels, as well as a good source of potassium and magnesium, which help regulate blood pressure.

Put freshly gathered wild red raspberries in a bowl, schmush (technical term) with your hands (or use your preferred method of schmushing). 
I placed in container with plastic lid and added:

2/3 homemade apple cider vinegar
1/3 local buckwheat honey
Added a little water on top
(100% cat-approved)



Robin Bennett

Robin Bennett

Robin Rose Bennett is a writer, teacher, green witch, herbalist, and a wisewoman… one who loves the earth and gives voice to the healing wild food and medicine plants which surround us. She has been a practicing herbalism for over 30 years, based in New Jersey & NYC. Robin focuses on the spiritual and ecological lessons of plants and treatment of illness.