On August 1, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day takes advantage of the ripe berries available this time of year. If you’re fortunate enough to enjoy some fresh-baked raspberry cream pie, it’s a day to celebrate!
Raspberries are the edible fruit of the raspberry plant. Not only do they grow on woody stemmed perennials, but they’re a very commercial crop, too. If their thorny stems remind you of a rose bush, that’s because they are in the rose family. Their genus name is Rubus.
Approximately 100 tiny drupelets cling together to make up one raspberry. Raspberry pulp and juice fills the drupelets. The drupelets adhere to a receptacle that’s attached to a stem. Once the receptacle is removed, the raspberry is left with a hollow core.
When you’re eating your pie, keep in mind that raspberries are rich in vitamin C, manganese, and fiber. They also contain vitamin B1, B3, folic acid, magnesium, copper, and iron.
All temperate regions of the world grow raspberries.
At one time, raspberries were a midsummer crop. However with new technology, cultivars, and transportation.
they can now be obtained year-round.
Did you know, an individual raspberry weighs 0.11 – 0.18 oz.