Raspberry

Description: Raspberries come in red, black or gold. Each berry is actually a collection of hundreds of individual fruits, each one containing a seed. Food - raspberry

Availability: Fresh – Summer – Frozen and canned year round

Facts: Raspberries belong to the rose family and are one of the most expensive fresh fruits carried in the grocery store. This is because they are very fragile, bruise easily, spoil quickly and do not ship well. It’s much better to pick your own or purchase at a local farmer’s market

Serving Size = 1/2 CUP

Selection: Choose dry, plump, firm berries. Avoid wet or moldy berries.

Food - nutrition label raspberryStorage: Do not wash until ready to eat. Refrigerate for use within 1-2 days.

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; cholesterol free; high in dietary fiber; high in vitamin C.

Pigments: anthocyanins

Phytochemicals: ellagic acid, caffeic acid, quercetin, kaempferol, benzoic acid, cinnamic acid, ferulic acid, farnesol, geraniol, salicylic acid

ORAC Score: 1,220