Raspberries are available year-round.

Current Facts

The scientific name for the Raspberry is Rubus idaeus, which means red bramble in Greek. The fruit is a member of the Rosaceae family along with apples, peaches and strawberries. Raspberries are perennial plants; each cane producing one crop per season. Botanically they are not berries, but rather an aggregate of drupelets. Each individual drupelet contains a tiny seed that is edible when consumed.


Raspberries are a source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants like anthocyanins and ellagitannins. They also contain small amounts of folate, iron, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium. One cup (about 123 grams) contains approximately:

• 64 calories

• 1.5 grams protein

• 0.8 gram fat

• 15 grams carbohydrates

• 8 grams dietary fiber

• 28 milligrams vitamin C (47% DV)

• 0.9 milligram manganese (45% DV)

• 24 micrograms folate (6% DV)

• 0.3 milligrams iron (2% DV).

Health Benefits

Raspberries have many health benefits due to their high content of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Regular consumption can help protect against free radical damage which is associated with the development of certain diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. They are also thought to reduce inflammation, boost immunity and improve digestive health. Additionally, raspberries may help reduce blood sugar levels making them a good choice for people with diabetes.


Raspberries can be enjoyed fresh or frozen in a variety of recipes including smoothies, jams, pies, salads and desserts. They can also be used as an ingredient in salad dressings, sauces or even as a topping for ice cream. Additionally, the sweet and tart flavor of raspberries makes them a great addition to many types of alcoholic beverages.

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