Raspberries

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Seasonality:

  • Raspberries are available year-round in most regions, with peak season being June to October.

Health Benefits of Raspberries:

  • Raspberries are a rich source of flavonoids quercetin and gallic acid, which play a role in heart health and the prevention of cardiovascular disease, obesity and age-related diseases.
  • Raspberries are also high in fiber and Vitamin C.

How to Select Raspberries:

  • Look for raspberries that are firm and have a deep color.
  • Avoid raspberries with hulls attached, which is a sign of premature picking, or soft, moldy berries.

How to Store Raspberries:

  • Store raspberries unwashed in the original container in refrigerator for up to 2 days.

How to Prepare Raspberries:

  • Rinse raspberries gently with cool water just before you’re ready to eat them.

Fun Facts about Raspberries:

  • Raspberries aren’t only red. They can also be gold, black and purple!
  • The average raspberry contains 100 to 120 seeds.

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