Of the family Rosaceae and the genus Rubus, raspberry is a fruit shaped conical or rounded, consisting of an aggregate of drupes, of variable color from pink to purple.
The raspberry, like the majority of Rosaceae, requires the accumulation of a certain number of hours of cold to induce the process of flowering (vernalization). Agronomically can differ in:
-Reflorecientes, biferos or remontantes: whose stems fruiting in the transition from summer to autumn, depending on the date of planting or regrowth, without the need for hours of cold, and return to bloom in the spring of the following year after accumulating hours of cold during the winter.
-Not reflorecientes, uniferos or non-remontantes: these varieties bear fruit once a year, although it is possible to obtain, with early planting two crops at a single plant: the first, at the end of autumn, for which the plant has had to earn previously cold; and the second, during the transition from spring to summer, since the plant accumulates enough hours of cold during the winter so they induce again bloom.
The use of different varieties remontantes as Erika and Polka and not remontantes as Glen Lyon and Glen Ample, as well as staggered planting dates allows us to supply the markets this product from September to June.
In addition to its attractive presence, aroma and flavor, raspberry is an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber.
In its nutrition section, raspberries are rich in fiber and vitamin C, providing also a very low caloric amount. At the same time, it has a strong presence of minerals such as potassium, magnesium or calcium.
It is indicated for constipation problems and all kinds of disorders related to intestinal transit in general.
They have great antioxidant power, both because of its high content of vitamin C as their flavonoids. This has a positive impact on various aspects of the body, from the anti-aging ability even in the circulatory system. In fact, raspberries against cancer may have a good preventive action.
This fruit is not to wash with water before drinking it, since it permeates rapidly and loses all its consistency and flavor. They may be consumed fresh, as an ingredient of pastries, sauces, juices and smoothies or blended with frozen yogurt... They are also used in the preparation of jellies, jams, compotes and jams and are very popular in the preparation of such products.