- Water 84,5%
- Carbohydrates 4,8%
- Proteins 1,3%
- Fats 0,3%
- Crude fibre 4,7%
The sweet raspberry bush belongs to the rose family and grows best in the home garden in a sheltered, semi-shade to sunny place. In addition to being grown in the garden, raspberries can be found in many German forests and partly along the way. Contrary to popular opinion, there is no danger of infection with the fox tapeworm with all kinds of berries, as current studies report. You can enjoy a sweet refreshment during a walk, if you are lucky enough to discover a full raspberry bush.
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The exact age of the raspberry is unknown, but there is evidence of raspberry seed finds from prehistoric times. The ancient Romans, who first cultivated raspberries around 350 AD, even used these fruits to heal snake and scorpion bites. Around the year 1570 monks succeeded in cultivating raspberries north of the Alps.
Actually, raspberries are not berries, but rather so-called "berry-like aggregate stone fruits", since they are composed of several individual stone fruits.
Wild and cultivated raspberries can be found all over the world and can be harvested from mid-July to mid-August. Important raspberry growing areas can be found in Belgium, Germany, England, France, Italy, the Netherlands, North America, Scotland, Hungary and Poland. The latter is also known as the largest raspberry basin in the world.
The name raspberry derives from the Germanic "Hintperi", which means "berry of the deer cow", because the big animal loves raspberries as food above all.
Raspberries have a hematopoietic, detoxifying and circulatory strengthening effect thanks to their high vitamin C content, which also increases the effect of their colour by a factor of twenty. In addition, the consumption of raspberries stimulates the fat metabolism.
The leaves containing vitamin C can be used to make a spicy tea that increases well-being and has a fever-reducing and blood-cleansing effect.
The Golden Raspberry is awarded in the USA as a negative counterpart to the Oscars (in the American Original Golden Raspberry Award or also Razzie Award) in order to honor particularly bad performances of actors. The name comes from the English idiom "to blow a raspberry", which means "show your tongue" or "snort contemptuously" and is supposed to express the displeasure of the audience in a bad movie. Besides George W. Bush, renowned prize winners included Halle Berry, Sylvester Stallone (4 x) and Madonna (5 x).
In reality, the prize itself is not a golden raspberry, but a plastic imitation coated with gold paint worth about $5.
Raspberries are best distorted fresh because they are not long-lasting. They are mainly used as a fruity addition to desserts, cakes or in the processing of schnapps.
Raspberries are also excellent for use in smoothies because of their high vitamin C content, sweet taste and soft flesh.
Raspberries are extremely sensitive to pressure and perish very quickly. They should therefore be distorted or frozen immediately.