A new variety of black raspberries that have been grown in Britain is being projected as the new superfood that can help prevent cancer.
Named Mac Black, the variety apparently has a more intense flavour than traditional red varieties.
It is also said to include relatively high levels of compounds, which scientists have identified as beneficial in preventing cancer.
Set to go on sale on Tuesday, Mac Blacks are rich in ellagic acid, anthocyanins and antioxidants, and have been called the 'king of berries' for their superior health benefits, reports the Daily Mail.
Studies at Ohio State University have found significant decreases in colon tumours in rats and oesophageal tumours in mice fed a diet with black raspberries.
Studies have shown that extracts of raspberries and blackberries may slow the growth of breast, cervical, colon and oesophageal cancers.