Raspberries are the most exquisite of British seasonal fruit.
With their delicate blend of acidity and sweetness, vivid pink and lovely fragrance it’s time to make the most of the season. They are incredibly tender though and have a very short shelf life.
The raspberry is a member of the rose family and not a true berry where seeds are scattered though the pulp, rather an aggregate fruit made up of drupelets – individual sections of fruit each with its own seed
Healthy – contain more vitamin C than oranges, high in vitamin A, potassium, calcium, super high in fibre, low in calories, supply a good dose of folic acid, phytochemicals including beta-carotene that helps protect against heart disease and ellagic acid which is linked with reducing the risk of cancer.
Serve – simply on their own, with cream or ice cream. Use to make jam, tarts, trifles, cheesecakes, in a coulis with meringues, with chocolate mousse, for a salad with air-dried ham, sauces for game, to flavour white wine vinegar or in a cocktail with champagne.
Though we are still picking our own fruit for the shop, the pick your own has now closed for the season.