Raspberries are velvety red-pink berries with a hollow core. The varieties of raspberry can differ in size, firmness and taste. This special fruit is related to the rose, its aroma and taste are reminiscent of this. Just like blackberries, they are composed of numerous little balls, the so-called partial fruits.
Raspberries are very versatile: they are tasty as a snack, and delicious for breakfast with yoghurt, for example. You can also use raspberries in salads, desserts and cakes.
Raspberries have been used as food since the earliest times. The cultivation goes back to the Middle Ages. Our raspberries come from our own growers in the Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, Portugal and Tanzania.
Raspberries are juicy and can taste from slightly tangy to sweet.
You don’t have to wash raspberries, preferably not actually. When you wash them, they absorb water and no longer taste as good. If the raspberries are dirty, wipe them off with a piece of kitchen paper. Naturally you can eat them as a snack, but the delicate and velvety fruit is also particularly suitable as seasoning in dishes and desserts.
Preferably store raspberries in the fridge, they will keep for longer. You can keep them in the punnet, but to prevent bruising it is better to place them on a plate or dish.
Raspberries can easily be pureed for delicious sauces. You can use raspberry sauce in sorbets, pies and with meat dishes.
Raspberries are rich in fibre and antioxidants. Raspberry is one of the few fruits that contains the antioxidant ellagitannin. Antioxidants protect against free radicals. These are aggressive substances that can cause damage to cells and tissues.
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