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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Raspberries


I love raspberries. Raspberries are my favorite berry. I’d say they were my favorite fruit, except that I love bananas as well. In fact, I could eat raspberries and a banana every day. I am fortunate that I can find Cascadian Farms frozen raspberries at my local grocery stores. They are handy to have around when fresh raspberries are out of season.

With 6.5 grams of dietary fiber per 100 gram serving, raspberries have one of the highest fiber content of any fruit. They are rich in vitamin C and are considered a low glycemic index food. And raspberry leaves can be used fresh or dried to make a yummy tea.

Most raspberries you see in the store are red, but there are also black, purple, blue and yellow raspberries. Now wouldn’t that make a colorful and yummy dish?

Best of all, raspberries are high in antioxidants, which are known to help fight cancer.


Enjoy!
 
 
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5 comments:

  1. Raspberries are delicious. I didn't know that about making tea from the leaves. I think I want a raspberry bush!

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  2. Raspberries have always been my favorite berry. I have made tea from both black berry and raspberry leaves that I harvested myself.

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  3. My yard is full of black and red raspberries. Mine, however are hard to eat with all the seeds in them, definitely wild, not cultivated :-)

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  4. yummmm ... raspberries

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  5. Kathy and I enjoy raspberries too. Our yellow and red berries are finally ripening and should be coming at a good clip now.

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