Raspberries are one of the darlings of summer. Juicy, sweet yet deliciously tangy, this berry is best enjoyed during its peak season. So what can you cook with raspberries? There are so many options!
Below we showcase some of our favorite raspberry recipes along with some nutritional facts that will convince you to buy a pint or two next time you visit your local farmer's market.
Calories in Raspberries
One cup of raspberries contains just 65 calories and 8g of dietary fiber, which makes them an ideal snack.
Raspberries are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols with contribute to a healthy heart and help combat inflammation. They are rich in vitamin C and minerals like magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.
Handling Fresh Raspberries
Store raspberries in the fridge with a paper towel to trap excess humidity. Consume within a day or two of purchasing for optimum flavor and freshness.
The best time to wash raspberries is right before you intend to use them. Otherwise, they will spoil quickly due to the extra humidity.
If you desire to freeze raspberries spread them out in a sheet pan. Freeze, then transfer to a plastic freezer bag. They will store nicely for up to a year.