Fruit and Vegetable Guide
Description: Raspberries and other brambleberries (blackberries, boysenberries, mulberries) are soft fruits with tart, intensely flavored juice. They come in a variety of colors red, black, purple, and gold. They grow on canes with or without thorns. Their high liquid content and thin membranes make them fragile.
Selection: Look for firm, plump, richly-colored berries with no soft spots or discolorations. All berries should be dry with no mold or signs of juice leaking on the container. They will not ripen after picking.
Storage and handling: Remove any berries that look overripe. Refrigerate up to 2 days. Do not wash berries until just before serving. Wash gently and drain well on paper towels.
Preparation: Use in recipes as desired.
Serving suggestions: Delicious plain or with yogurt. Blend into smoothies. Use in baked goods
Nutrients: Vitamins C and K; anthocyanins antioxidants (blackberries); fiber.
1 lb raw = 3 cups
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