Red Raspberries Selection Information | Nutritional Information | Tips & Trivia
Scientific Binomial Name: Rubus idaeus
Salads, desserts, baking, juicing, smoothies, pies, sorbet, yogurt, jams and jellies.
Good-quality Red Raspberries will be firm, plump and dry. Colors include red, purple and even a gold variety.
Avoid product that is smashed, leaking juice or has mold.
Also avoid product that is too firm, green or is still attached to the stem.
Raspberries are one of the most delicate fruits so be careful when storing them. Store unwashed raspberries between 34 and 38 degrees.
Do not allow raspberries to freeze or they may become damaged for fresh use.
If you want to freeze Raspberries for long-term storage, dry them first and place them on a cookie sheet in a single layer and place them in your freezer. Once frozen, you can place them in sealed freezer containers for six to eight months.
After picking, berries will get more juicy, but their sugar content does not increase much.
Red Raspberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They're also a good source of Vitamin K and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C and Manganese.
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