EN on Foods
August 2011 Issue
Raspberries, Rich in Nutrients and Flavor
Raspberries are aggregate fruits, meaning they are made up of a grouping of smaller, seed-containing fruits that surround a hollow cavity. Though red raspberries are most common, there are many color varieties such as black, purple, orange, yellow, and true to folklore, white. Well-known hybrids such as loganberries and boysenberries belong to the raspberry clan along with several hundred cultivars including the popular Latham, Amity, and Willamette varieties. Beneath the delicate texture and subtly sweet tartness of this dainty berry lives a powerhouse of antioxidants that packs a nutritious punch.
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