As a kid, did you love running through sprinklers in summer? We did, and we reckon biting into a juicy, fresh raspberry – with that priceless ‘zing’ you get as the flavour explodes in your mouth – is akin to that memory.
Whether you scatter them over your muesli as a morning treat, or end the day with a delightful dessert featuring these vibrant red berries, the possibilities are endless.
The tastiest raspberries are plump and brightly coloured, with a soft, hazy gloss. They should be free of dents and bruises. The tiny hairs you see on raspberries are called ‘styles’ – these don’t affect the taste or ripeness of the berries.
Fresh raspberries should keep for one to two days in the fridge – although it’s always tempting to eat them straight away! You can freeze raspberries. Gently rinse them in cool water and allow them to dry completely, before placing into freezer container.
Raspberries are highly perishable and extremely fragile, so take care when handling your berries. Leave them in their punnet until you’re ready to enjoy them.
Just before eating, gently rinse them and pat dry with paper towel. Then, enjoy the incredible burst of flavour that fresh raspberries deliver.