In Season: July to September
Raspberries are best eaten as fresh as possible. That's why they are a great thing to buy at the market! Raspberries are full of all sorts of nutrients and antioxidants and are therefore considered a 'super food'. They are great on their own of course or with a little whipped or ice cream but are also a great addition to salads. Once frozen, they can be added to baked goods, pancakes and smoothies all year long.
Raspberries should be eaten within 1-2 days of being brought home so be sure to look for plump firm berries at market. Don't wash raspberries before storing them, this causes them to spoil faster. Place berries in a bowl and loosely cover with plastic wrap or a lid. Raspberries freeze beautifully so buy them in season and store them to be used throughout the year. To freeze, place berries in a single layer on a cookie sheet in the freezer. When frozen put berries in a freezer bag or other freezer proof container.
Raspberries are very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. They are also a good source of Vitamin K and Magnesium, and a very good source of Dietary Fibre, Vitamin C and Manganese.