Raspberries are an aggregate fruit of individual drupelets that are held together by very fine, nearly invisible hairs. They have a hollow core and are conical with an overall rounded shape. The hollow core is created when the Raspberry is separated from its growing receptacle. Their flavour can range from sweet-tart to low acid and jam-like depending on growing region and variety.
Raspberries are a good source of Vitamins B and C, folic acid, copper, iron, antioxidants, and ellagic acid, a phenolic compound known to prevent cancer. They also have a high proportion of dietary fiber, comprising of around 20% of the berry’s total weight. Raspberries are most often utilized in sweet applications, such as jams, jellies, desserts and other baked goods. Their tart and earthy flavour also works well in salads featuring blue cheese and spicy greens as well as other savory recipes.