FUN FACTS ABOUT RASPBERRIES
Raspberries are not only delicious and the perfect snack for in between, but also extremely healthy. The shrubs with the pink berries were already being grown in monastery gardens in the Middle Ages, and with good reason. Because both the fruits and the leaves of the shrubs are versatile. Even then they were used as a remedy and to prevent various diseases. The raspberries as we know and love them today evolved from European forest raspberries and are still among the healthiest fruits of all. Whether fresh from the bush, freeze-dried or deep-frozen, the sweet berries are a real treat in yoghurt, as a milk shake, on vanilla ice cream, in cakes or in muesli.
From a botanical point of view, these are aggregate drupes and not berries. They are among the oldest cultivated fruits in Germany and grow like blackberries on bushes that can reach a height of 60 cm to 2 m. The pink berries are harvested from July to late autumn.
After harvesting, the ripe raspberries are deep-frozen immediately. In the vacuum process, most of the moisture is removed from the raspberry (sublimation). The big advantage of this freeze-drying is that all vitamins, minerals, nutrients and the aroma are almost completely preserved. This process is particularly gentle and, above all, is carried out without chemical additives.