Raspberry Fun Facts

Raspberries are a staple in my home during the summer months because of how deliciously tart they are. And let’s not forget how delightful they are in infinite desserts. To celebrate my love for these divine little berries, here are some fun facts about the raspberry you may not know!

 

 

  • There are over 200 different known species of raspberries but only 2 are grown on a large scale.

  • Raspberries are a type of fruit known as an aggregate fruit.

  • The people of Troy were the first to note an appreciation of the raspberry fruit.

  • In 4 A.D., the first writings on the cultivation of raspberries were made.

  • The term “raspberry” originated in the Cockney dialect of England. It comes from the flapping noise made with the tongue and mouth when eating one.

  • Raspberries have been crossed with other berries to form new species.The boysenberry is actually a cross between red raspberries, blackberries and loganberries.

  • Raspberries are a wonderful source of vitamin C, containing 40 percent of a person’s daily needs.

 

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