Raspberries are available from November to May.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Raspberries are native to most European countries. They were cultivated in Europe in the 16th century.
- Raspberries are mainly red in colour but have cousins that are yellow or black
- The high number of seeds give raspberries their high dietary fibre content
- In botanical terms, raspberries are not berries at all but are a bunch of numerous druplets (fleshy fruit around a seed)
- Raspberries need a cool sunny climate with shelter from the wind and little rain to produce good berries
Raspberries are a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C and a source of folate, potassium and manganese.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.