Raspberries have a unique flavour characterised by a velvety aroma. These fruity gems are delicious eaten fresh, and have the added advantage that they are also very good for you. But you can of course also use them in hot or cold sauces and in desserts. Start experimenting and you'll be amazed by the many different ways in which raspberries can be used!
Raspberries grow naturally in Europe, North America and Asia. The first raspberry plants were cultivated in the 16th century. The cross-breeding of different raspberry varieties began in the 18th century and their large-scale cultivation in the 19th. Purple and black raspberries are grown in the United States, but in Europe the pinkish red variety is best known.
Raspberries are deliciously juicy and soft with an intense flavour all their own. They are ideal healthy snacks for your children or for yourself! But try using them in a creative way in your kitchen too. How about smoked duck with a raspberry dressing? And did you know that raspberry-almond liqueur and raspberry soup are also delicious? There are so many different ways in which raspberries can be used.
Raspberries must look fresh, unblemished and dry. Their softness makes them vulnerable. They can be kept in a refrigerator, preferably spread out on a plate.
Raspberries are very healthy, bursting with vitamins C, B2, B6 and B11 (folic acid). They also contain lots of antioxidants, indeed ten times more than tomatoes, kiwis and broccoli. You can't get much healthier than that!