Raspberry (fruit)

Raspberry. Red raspberries, Rubus idaeus, are the major type of raspberry grown in the United States. They are a popular dessert fruit, included in foods such as pies, baked goods, sherbets and jams, as well as used for the production of certain liqueurs and wines 1. Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, manganese and dietary fiber, and they contain a number of bioflavonoids, such as quercetin, that demonstrate antioxidant activities 2, 3.

This ingredient can be found in the following products in United States:


  1. Ensminger AH, Ensminger ME, Konlande JE, Robson JRK. The Concise Encyclopedia of Foods and Nutrition. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press, 1995.
  2. United States Department of Agriculture. USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 21. 2008.
  3. USDA Agricultural Research Service. USDA Database for the Flavonoid Content of Selected Foods. USDA Department of Agriculture, 2003.