Nutritional Value and Health Benefits
Raspberry is a delicious yellow, golden, black
or red fruit, a type of berry fruit, which grows on
a prickly thorn bush / plant. The raspberry belongs
to the rose family. The fruit is small in size, with
delicate skin which forms in clusters, forming each
individual raspberry. Please refer to the raspberry
picture below where you can see the small segments
of the raspberry. The fruit grows on prickly bushes
from which they are attached by a thin stem.
history of raspberry dates back to prehistoric times
when the fruit grew in the wild. Raspberry bushes
grow better in cooler climates. They grow well
throughout many parts of Europe and Asia in
particular. There are also varieties of raspberry
which grow well in hotter climates, in areas such as
North America. The flavor of raspberry is likened by
many as its sweet, succulent and juicy. The texture
is a little velvety, very different from other types
of berries. They are a wonderful fruit, particularly
on a summer's day, served in a fruit salad with
cream cream or ice cream - a little sugar or
meringue makes a splendid addition also.
Raspberry Nutrition: Varieties and Types
There are many types of raspberries
grown throughout the world. Some of the main raspberry
varieties are as follows:
Raspberries nutrition: this particular type of raspberry has
an intense, rich flavor.
Raspberry nutrition: this is a red raspberry which looks a
little like a jewel, hence the name of this fruit.
Raspberry nutrition: although yellow raspberries are not
commonly available, there are delicious and unique as
the color of this fruit is golden yellow, unlike the
usual red or black raspberries.
Raspberries nutrition: the wild raspberry grows in the wild,
they are small in size and full of flavor and pips. You
may recognize them growing in damp areas of woodland.
The instructions for frozen
raspberries are simple to follow. This fruit can be
frozen easily and it's a good way to preserve the
nutritional value of raspberry as it protects the
Clean each raspberry, removing any bits or stalk.
Spread the raspberries evenly on a baking tray,
creating only one layer.
Place the tray in the freezer allowing them to
Once frozen, place raspberries in a carton.
Raspberry Coulis Nutrition
Raspberries can be pureed, this is
particularly good for any raspberry which is starting to
soften. Puree raspberries or raspberry coulis can be
used for different recipes including raspberry sorbet,
raspberry sauce and raspberry ice cream. The process is
Place raspberries in a bowl.
Crush raspberries with a spoon until the mixture is
Spoon the raspberry puree into a sieve. Push it
through the sieve, into another bowl, using the
Add a little icing sugar or caster sugar to flavor
Cooking with Raspberries
Raspberry is sweet so it's a
wonderful fruit to eat alone as it's very healthy,
packed with benefits and nutritional value. This fruit
is small in size and with its divine flavor, makes an
excellent healthy snack for kids. There are lots of
recipes with raspberries which are ideal and easy to
make, including raspberry pie, jam, jelly, vinegar and
all sorts of desserts. One of the most popular and
favorite recipes is raspberry pie. The following
instructions are simple to follow and make a delicious 9
inch double crust raspberry pie.
Raspberry Pie Recipe Instructions:
Preheat oven to
220 degrees C
following ingredients together in a mixing bowl and
mix until the raspberries are well covered:
four cups of raspberries, 2.5 tablespoon of tapioca,
1 cup of white sugar, one tablespoon of lemon juice,
quarter tablespoon of cinnamon and a sprinkle of
Pour the mixture
into a 9 inch pastry shell.
Dot the mixture
Place the top
crust over the mixture.
Create slits in
the top crust to vent hot air.
Brush the crust
Place the pie in
the preheated oven at 220 degrees C for a quarter of
temperature to 190 degrees C and continue to back
for 25 minutes.
Test the pie is
cooked through by placing a knife in the centre to
test the temperature.
Allow to cool
before serving with cream or ice cream.