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Raspberries are thought to have originated in Eastern Asia but the original wild berries were much smaller than modern cultivated types. Demand for fresh dessert raspberries has increased significantly in recent years.

They are delicious on their own as a low calorie summer fruit and area good source of Vitamin C, fibre and folic acid. Although quite perishable in the fresh state most varieties freeze well and are therefore available for use on a year round basis. Processing and fresh market varieties are available.


Areas grown: Mostly grown in Wexford, Dublin, Meath, Cork and Kildare.


Nutritional Value


Nutrient   Raw Dessert Stewed (No Sugar)
Energy kJ 109 105
  Kcal 25  
Protein g 1.4 24
Carbohydrate g 4.6 1.4
Fat g 0.3 4.4


How to Store

Store in cool dry place.


How to Cook

Raspberries make good jams, jellies, tarts, flans, pies and sauces but they are also excellent raw.

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