Raspberries

Peak Season:

July to August 

Picking & Handling:

Choose plump, bright coloured raspberries that show no signs of mold. Raspberries can be fragile so handle with care. Fresh raspberries can be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days. Although it is not necessary to wash raspberries, if you feel the need, do so immediately before eating or using and do not over soak. Raspberries can also be frozen and used at a later date. Raspberries taste wonderful when eaten freshly picked. They are also well with many foods, including chocolate, fish, chicken, lamb, or other meats.

Nutritional Information:

Calories Protein Fat Sat. Fat % Cal. Fat Sodium

 60

1.0 gms

0.7 gms

0.0 gms

9%

0.0 mg

Carbs Fibre Vit. A Vit. C Calcium Iron

 14 gms

8.0 gms

2% RDA

25% RDA

2% RDA

2% RDA

 (based on 1 cup of fresh raspberries)

Raspberries are very low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. They are a good source of Vitamin K and magnesium, and a very good source of dietary fibre, Vitamin C and manganese.

Facts:

Like strawberries, raspberries are a member of the rose family.  Raspberries can be red, black, purple, or golden in colour. There are over 200 species of raspberries across the world. Raspberries are the most delicate berry because they have a hollow core.  Raspberries are made up of many individual sections of fruit, each with its own seed that connect and surround a central core. 

Our Raspberries:

Over the spring of 2013 and 2014 we planted approximately 400 Boyne raspberry bushes. Boyne raspberry bushes are considered extremely winter hardy and have sturdy canes which do not require trellises or other support for their abundant fruit production. We chose the Boyne variety of raspberries because the bushes are hardier in winter and can survive our harsher climate. Boyne raspberries bushes produce medium sized, medium to dark red berries. Boyne raspberries are tremendously flavorful, with a delicious sweet, aromatic flavor. Boyne raspberries are an excellent choice for fresh eating, canning, freezing and desserts.

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