Raspberries are a sweet summer berry, that comes into season late June and out of season at the end of August. Raspberries grow in clusters on bushes and do well in cold and wet climates. The fruit is sold fresh or juiced in the summer months but they are also available froze oppositely dried all year round.
The most common variety of raspberry has a bright red colour but you can also find black, yellow and golden varieties.
When they are in season they are widely used in many desserts, cakes, cookies, tarts, and muffins. You can use them in smoothies and to top porridge and Bircher Muesli (overnight oats). They are also lovely eaten on their own or with a dash of double cream, yogurt or ice cream.
Raspberries are also a common flavouring for liqueurs, ice cream (raspberry ripple) and icing.
- Raspberry coulis – A smooth and rich sauce made from raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. It’s so delicious, you can literally put it on dessert and it will make it 100x better. Try it on some chocolate brownies.
- Eton mess – A traditional English dessert made with strawberries, broken meringue, and whipped double cream.
- Cocktails – Add fresh raspberries to mojitos, french martinis and daiquiris!
Raspberry Nutritional Infomation
Raspberries are a great source of fibre and are packed full of Vitamin C, and Manganese. There are about 52 calories per 100g of raspberries.
Vitamin C (also known as ascorbic acid). It helps your body to repair tissue, mentioning collagen, iron absorption, and wound healing. Vitamin C also can maintain cartilage, bones, and teeth
Manganese is an essential nutrient that helps your body process cholesterol, carbohydrates, and protein. It also helps your body to maintain proper brain functions.
They also contain good levels of Vitamin K, Vitamin E, B Vitamins, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Copper.