Sweet raspberries are at their peak during the warm summer months, sometimes available in early fall. With over 200 varieties of raspberries, they are available in red, black, purple, and gold hues, with red raspberries remaining the favorite. Each variety has its distinct flavor, learn more about them by asking the farmer and taking some home to try.
Rich in vitamins B1 and B2, loaded with vitamin C, and with considerable quantities of calcium, magnesium, and iron, they provide heart-healthy benefits at fairly low cost and with amazing versatility and taste in recipes.
Look for plump, evenly-colored berries that have a soft, hazy "gloss" with no mold or spots.
Raspberries are highly perishable, so they should be refrigerated or eaten as soon after purchase as possible. They will last only about 2 to 3 days. They can be frozen or made into jams as well.