Yum, raspberries! So sweet and tasty, whether you eat them plain or with ice. But what do you really know about raspberries? The facts, as they do not have fat, exist in four colors and which states and provinces produce the majority of raspberries in Canada and the United States. Learn these facts and read interesting facts, nutritional facts, raspberry recipes and three myths about raspberries.
Do you know about your raspberries? Test your knowledge against these quick facts:
- Raspberries can be red, purple, gold or black. Golden raspberries are sweeter than other varieties.
- The difference between raspberries and blackberries is that raspberries have a hollow core in the middle whereas blackberries are not.
- In the United States, about 90% of all raspberries sold come from Washington, California, and Oregon. In Canada, British Columbia produces about 80% of all raspberries sold in Canada.
- There are over 200 species of raspberries.
- To pick raspberries, look for firm, dark berries. They must not be soft or soft. Gently pull the bay. If it does not come off easily, leave it on the bush because the berry is not yet ripe.
- Once the raspberries are picked, they will not ripen anymore.
Everyone wants to eat healthier, but often healthy is equated with bland or tasteless food. Well, you can stop thinking like that because there is a tasty and good food for you too! The medical benefits of raspberries are as follows:
- They do not contain fat, saturated fat, sodium or cholesterol.
- They are high in fiber, vitamin C, potassium and folate. 19659005] They can help reduce high blood pressure.
- Raspberries have an anti-inflammatory property that could help reduce inflammation of the joints.
If you know someone who does not like to eat fruit, simply add raspberries to the dish. They taste good and the person does not even think about the fact that they eat fruit. Among the dishes that raspberries can use are:
- They can be made into sauces (for poultry or desserts), jams or jellies.
- such as yoghurt, ice cream, cereals or salads.
- They can be baked in pies, cakes, breads or muffins.
Raspberries are sold and produced all over the world, which has given rise to myths about why raspberries are red and even a myth about the magical qualities of the fruit.
A popular myth comes from France and tells the story how raspberries are only white in color. The myth says that one day, a nymph named Ida was taking care of a child Zeus (also called Jupiter). Zeus was crying and to help her calm down, Ida was picking white raspberries. But when she went to get raspberries, she scraped on a thorn and started bleeding. His blood ran on the white raspberries, making them instantly red and since then they are red.
Another myth, originally from Germany, speaks of the magical qualities of raspberries. He says that to tame a bewitched horse, a branch of wild raspberry should be tied around the horse's body.
Finally, a modern myth tells how raspberries have turned the fur of a fox into red. In the tale of the raspberry fox, by Henning Buchhagen, there is a fox named Ferdinand. At that time, all foxes were gray in color. The story tells how Ferdinand did not like to eat meat, so one day he decided to eat raspberries and discovered that he loved eating them. He kept eating raspberries and the more he ate, the more his fur turned red. Since then, all foxes have had red fur and like to eat fruit.