Raspberries are sweet and slightly acidic, with a lower sugar content compared with other fruits. Its delicate texture makes it an extremely perishable food that should be consumed within a few days of being harvested. They are used as the main ingredient in fruit salads, jams and ice cream. They mix well with cocoa, exotic fruits, raisins, honey, peach, coconut, cinnamon, blueberries, cardamom, and lavender.
The Hopkins Raspberry Festival is celebrated in the city of Hopkins (Minnesota, USA). This festival began in the 30’s as a way to boost business in a city marked by the Great Depression. It is held every year in mid-July, where berry growers play a huge role and decorate the city with colors that characterize the fruit.
Raspberries are native to the area around Turkey, from where they were transported to Europe by the Romans.
47 calories per 100 grams. They are an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, in addition to having a special type of antioxidant that promotes cardiovascular health.