Description: Raspberry is a low perennial, deciduous plant. During the first year, stem grows unbranched to its full height, and during the second year it produces several side shoots with smaller leaves. Fruits are produced in summer or early autumn. What appears to be a red berry is in fact an aggregate of drupelets, usually ruby red when fully mature, delicate, and has a sweet flavor.
Commonly used in: Used in Sorbet, ice creams, cookies, a pizzelle or biscotti, topping for cakes, juice, and smoothies.
Health Benefits: Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C vitamins A, B1, folate, iron, potassium, antioxidants and disease-fighting ellagic acid. It has an anti-cancer activity and a great source of fiber, which has been found to lower cholesterol levels. It is used in treatments of anemia, diarrhea, gingivitis, sores, leg cramps and morning sickness during pregnancy.