Not a lot of people know this: the raspberry is related to a very famous flower, the rose! It is also an exceptional fruit for another reason. In fact, a raspberry is not a single fruit, it is made up of a cluster of small, individual drupelets. All these drupelets are deliciously juicy. A raspberry is usually very sweet. And did you know that raspberries are rich in vitamin C, so good for your blood vessels, to support your bones and great for your skin?
The colour of a raspberry is always a mixture of red and pink. In the centre is a hollow core. Some varieties are larger, others smaller. Raspberries often remind us of summer. However, they have not really been just a summer fruit for years. When it is no longer possible to grow raspberries outdoors in the Netherlands or England, other countries offer the perfect climate for raspberry growing.
Recipes with raspberries
A responsible snack with EAT ME raspberries! The raspberry is high in fibre. And highly versatile in the kitchen. Serve up a surprising starter with a raspberry and duck breast salad. The berries add a splash of colour and flavour boost. And they are ideal in cakes and pastries too. Cheesecakes and raspberries make a divine combination. And every last spoonful of ice-cream cake with raspberries will be gobbled up.
Simply rinse under the tap, then your bowl of raspberries is ready for preparation. Cook them, add to a salad, blend: the results will be equally delicious.
How to use raspberries in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
Raspberries will keep nicely for a few days in the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
Raspberries are rich in vitamin C. The intake of this one vitamin is beneficial for plenty of body functions in one go. It is an antioxidant: a substance that protects your body cells from external influences. It improves your memory, strengthens your bones and helps promote strong teeth. Your body's energy level will also benefit from sufficient vitamin C.
Where do raspberries come from?
EAT ME growers can be found all over the world. The Netherlands is a producer in the summer months, during other periods of the year they grow in countries in south-Europe or Africa. Raspberries are actually shrubs. To cultivate raspberries, cuttings are planted in suitable pots. They quickly grow to a height of 1 1.5 to 2 metres. The growers move the pots apart so the plants can continue to grow and start to bear fruit. As soon as the fruits appear orange to pale red, the berries are harvested.
How sustainable are raspberries?
Raspberries must be packed properly so they arrive in your kitchen in good condition. They don't always need plastic protection: our innovative cardboard shaker punnet protects these fragile fruits just as well. This considerably reduces plastic use and a lot of CO2 during transport. The well thought out dimensions of the shaker punnet means that 65% more fit on one pallet.