Sassy seasonal raspberries
Vibrant in colour, raspberries are bursting with a unique blend of sweet and tart
The raspberry, a quintessentially versatile berry
Raspberries are tart berries that burst when you bite into them with an almost citrus-like flavour but sweeter.
Along with the strawberry the raspberry is part of the rose family and is now cultivated and enjoyed all over the world. With a history of medicinal properties, raspberries were once said to carry kindness through the body but we now know that they are high in Vitamin C, potassium, antioxidants and dietary fibre as well as tasting divine.
These sweet, plump and delicately fragrant fruit are enjoyed in traditional baking, contemporary cooking and as snacks.
The BerryWorld range of raspberries (BerryWorld, BerryWorld Jewel, BerryWorld Organic and BerryWorld Fresh) can be found at the following select stores:
Amazon is a US-based online retailer and has recently launched AmazonFresh into the UK grocery sector on 9th June 2016. Currently it offers its services to 214 postcodes within the London area and will be rolling out more postcodes. As a company their goal is to offer ‘Earth’s biggest selection’ online, to increase convenience within online shopping and to offer leverage investment in logistics. Along with their high standards and extensive knowledge of the market AmazonFresh aim to earn customer trust and drive shopping experience.
Ocado is a leading dedicated online supermarket in the UK with 0.5% market. By being an online only operator, Ocado has developed considerable expertise in personalising the customer experience to increase the likelihood of purchases. It delivers an average of over 18,000 orders per day and its geographical reach extends to 70% of British households.
Spinneys is a retailer based in the United Arab Emirates but also has stores located in Oman. Spinney’s has a 4.21% share of the grocery market in the UAE and a 4.75% grocery market share in Oman. Its formats consists of superstore & supermarkets and convenience & forecourt.
Spinneys understands the importance of sustainable sourcing and thus for a leading retailer in the Middle East, Spinneys feels that they have the responsibility to work with growers around the world to bring sustainable fruits and vegetables to their customers. One way of fulfilling this is to source from organic farms which will help to preserve the planet’s natural resources and assure the produce is fresh.
When buying raspberries, look for deep, red berries. Raspberries may vary in size, some being more conical than others, but they should all be consistent and uniform with no damaged druplets or bleed. Raspberries are ready ripened when you buy them.
- Just one cup of raspberries contains 12% of your RDA of Vitamin K – essential for healthy blood and bones!
- Flavonoids in raspberries are responsible for their red flesh, and these antioxidants help to guard against a range of cancers, heart disease, asthma, arthritis and cataracts, Alzheimer’s and age-related neurological diseases. Not bad for a teeny tiny fruit!
- 125g of raspberries contains over 40% of our daily recommended vitamin C and 32% of our daily recommended dietary fibre.
Raspberry Nutrition per 100 g raspberries (about 10)
- 52 kcal
- 0.6g Fat
- 4.6g Carbohydrate
- 1.2g Protein
- 6.5g Fibre
- 32mg Vitamin C
Best raspberry recipes
Whether they’re effortlessly blended into breakfast, making your lunch lighter, or baked into delicious desserts, raspberries make a scrumptious and nutritious addition to just about any occasion.
Here at BerryWorld we have created a host of tasty raspberry recipes especially for you to discover the richness and joy within the world of raspberries.
How to keep your Raspberries fresh
Store raspberries in the fridge as soon as possible after purchase. Keep the punnet upright and handle carefully to avoid bruising.
It is important that raspberries are brought to room temperature before eating; this brings out the fullest flavours in the fruit.
Always wash your raspberries before you eat them. The best way to do this is to carefully place them into a colander, rinse under cold water and gently pat dry with kitchen towel