Today I’m going to be writing about one of my favorite fruits: raspberries! If you’re looking for a delicious fruit to add to your diet, this should be one of them.
These little natural delicacies are not only delicious, but nutritious as well. They are very high in antioxidants, which may be helpful preventing diseases like cancer, heart disease, Parkinson’s, and Alzehimer’s. In only 1 serving (125g) of raspberries, you’ll find around 31mg of vitamin C, which is about half of the RDI (Recommended Daily Intake).
I can tell you from personal experience that raspberries do not have a very long shelf life. First things first, inspect before you buy. Check the container for any signs of mold, and make sure the raspberries are not covered in any dark spots or blemishes. Next, put your raspberries in the fridge as soon as you get home if you’re not going to eat them right away. I would also recommend that you eat them within a day or so of buying them – they can definitely last longer, but I’ve bought and eaten enough raspberries to know that they can get moldy and go bad quickly. Why take the risk? Eat your raspberries quickly. They’re so delicious you may not be able to resist anyway!
Some general advice regarding fruit: always wash your fruit before eating it. Even organic fruit can get dirty when it’s being handled, packaged, and transported to the store. I’d also recommend you re-wash any fruit you’ve already cleaned, if you put it back in the fridge, just to be on the safe side.
My last piece of advice for you is to buy organic whenever possible. It’s hard to say for certain just how dangerous any piece of fruit may be from being sprayed with pesticides and chemicals, but you’re probably safer eating organic. I find organic fruit tastes better too!
All in all, raspberries make for a great snack. Go ahead and give them a try! It’s a delicious way to up your daily servings of fruit.