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Recipe of the Week: Raspberries

Try a new recipe! The Wellness Consortium of Union County has partnered with Union County Farmer's Market to bring you information and healthy recipes that feature locally grown fruits and vegetables.

 

 FRUIT OF THE WEEK: Raspberries

Raspberries are a great low-calorie food.  In fact, a cup of raspberries has only about 65 calories! Raspberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C. Raspberries are also a good source of fiber (approx. 20 grams per 1/2 pound), as well as a good source of soluble fiber and may lower high blood cholesterol levels and slow release of carbohydrates into the blood stream of diabetics.

Selecting Berries:

 

Raspberries may be red, black, yellow, or purple. The red raspberry is the first to ripen, followed by black and then purple and yellow. Some varieties produce two crops a year and are called everbearing
or fallbearing.

Ripe raspberries should be large, bright, shiny, uniform in color and ripeness, attractive, firm, and of good quality. Taste varies from tart to sweet depending on the variety and maturity.

 

Handling & Storage:

 

Handle fruit gently to avoid bruising. Bruising shortens the life of the fruit and contributes to low quality.

Sort carefully and place berries loosely in a shallow container to allow air circulation and to prevent the berries on top from crushing those underneath.

Berries are highly perishable. Store immediately in the refrigerator.

Do not wash berries before refrigerating.

To prepare, rinse berries gently in cold water. Lift out of water and drain. Never soak berries in water.

 

Refrgierate for use within 1-2 days.

Info by: University of Illinois Extension and the Ohio State University Extension

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