Raspberries have delighted taste buds for many centuries. A member of the rose family, this fruit is native to Asia and North America. Raspberry seeds discovered at Roman forts in Great Britain point to cultivation by the Romans. Beyond enjoying raspberries in pies, chutney and even wine, you can make your own ink from raspberry juice if you are so inclined.
Whether you prefer to purchase raspberries by the pint from the grocery store or at a farmers’ market, pop a few juicy berries in your mouth and enjoy a sweet-sour sensation of summer. In warm weather, find a farm to pick your own and spend a day in the sun plucking (and eating) fresh, juicy raspberries off the bush. Just don’t forget to save some to make your favorite sweet and savory raspberry treats. From pies and tarts to savory salads and entrees, the possibilities are enticing. Start your culinary adventure with these delicious, healthy recipes.