R is for …


Fun Facts

  • Raspberries can be red, purple, gold or black in colour. The gold raspberries are the sweetest and the yellow ones are the most fragile.
  • Raspberries were once a symbol of kindness.
  • Raspberries do not ripen any further after they are picked.
  • Scotland is famous for its raspberries.
  • There are over 200 varieties of raspberry.

Where do we come from?

Raspberries were first grown in Europe but now they are popular across the world. Today Russia is the worlds leading grower of raspberries, closely followed by Poland, America, Serbia and Mexico.

Test yourself! Can you locate all of these countries on the map?

We are good for you!

Like all fruits and vegetables, raspberries are low in sodium, calories and fate and they are also high in dietary fibre. However, raspberries are especially good for you because …

  • They contain lots of vitamin C which is good for your skin, bones and blood.

Fruit Myths

  • According to legend raspberries use to be white. A nymph called Ida pricked her finger whilst collecting them for infant Jupiter and then berries have been blood red ever since.
  • A German myth claims that raspberries are magic. In order to tame a wild horse, it is believed you would have to tie a wild raspberry twig around its body.

Get Cooking! Raspberry Smoothie