Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and fiber, raspberries are a delicious fruit with many health benefits.

Raspberries are excellent sources of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber. They are also rich in B vitamins, folic acid, copper and iron. This berry has the highest concentration of antioxidant strength among fruits.

Raspberries are highly perishable, thus you can purchase them only one or two days before use. Select the berries that have firm structure, and are fleshy and dark in color. Always avoid the ones which are soft, mushy or moldy. If you are buying berries that are already packed in a container, ensure that they are not packed too tightly as it can crush the berries and damage them. The container also should not have any stains or moisture, which indicates spoilage. Fresh ones are usually available from summertime through the beginning of fall.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

  • 1/4cupfresh or frozen raspberries
  • 1/4cupwhite wine vinegar
  • 1small shallot, finely chopped (~2 Tbsp)
  • 1/2cupoil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and mix until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. This dressing will keep refrigerated for a few weeks. Rewhisk the vinaigrette before serving.
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