Seen any fresh local raspberries in the past few weeks? They have got be our all-time favourite summer fruits. While you can of course, get your hands on them year-round, we really don’t think there’s anything sweeter than fresh, hand-picked raspberries.
Why we love them? They contain an abundance of antioxidants and are rich in vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. We’re told raspberries have particularly high levels of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals – shown to fight cancer, aging, inflammation and neuro-degenerative diseases.
When to buy them? We fear we may have missed the boat on our local raspberry crops as they are usually harvested earlier in the summer however if you see some, let us know!
Fun fact: Xylitol, the low calorie sweetener is extracted from raspberries.