Selectingraspberries


When selecting raspberries look for plump, deep color, clean and fresh in appearance. Raspberries do not ship very well because they are highly perishable berry, so local grown raspberries are your best bet. Check raspberries containers for mold, overripe berries, and or leaky berries, which is a sign of overripe or distressed fruit.


Storing


Raspberries should be consumed shortly after purchase and will only last a few days refrigerated after purchase. Best when stored on a shallow tray single layer with paper towels placed over the top. Always remove moldy berries and consume the soft, overripe berries immediately and return the rest of the berries in to refrigeration. Like all berries raspberries freeze very well.


Preparation

Raspberries are a great addition to any diet, by the handful, baked goods, breakfast cereals, pancakes, and yogurt or ice cream.  Raspberries make great jams and pies.


Nutrition Information


Nutrients in raw raspberries

Nutrient

Value per 123 grams

 % Daily Value

Energy

64 kcal

 

Fiber, total dietary

8 g

32%

Sugars, total

5.4 g

 

Calcium, Ca

30.7 mg

3%

Magnesium, Mg

27.1 mg

7%

Iron, Fe

0.8 mg

5%

Manganese, Mn

0.8 mg

41%

Potassium, K

186 mg

5%

Sodium, Na

1.2 mg

0%

Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid

32.2 mg

54%

Vitamin A, IU

40.6 IU

1%

Vitamin K, mcg

9.6 mcg

12%

Folate, mcg

25.8 mcg

6%

Lutein + zeaxanthin

167 mcg

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