Let me tell you first what I've discovered. We have raspberry season here in the Philippines! So amazing 'noh! My hubby passes by Alabang, Muntinlupa market on the way home everyday. And one time, he saw a vendor selling fresh raspberries in a big basket. He was thrilled to see him the second time so he talked to the man and bought again from him. According to the man, he gets fresh raspberries are from Benguet province. There's a local wine company that uses their own raspberries from a farm. The raspberries that he sells are the ones grown by the same farmers in their own lands. The season for raspberry here in the Philippines is from February to April. These raspberries are smaller than the ones from the U.S. as I have seen from pictures on the internet. But still atleast, they're fresh and not from the can.
Here's how to wash raspberries or other berries to maintain freshness:
Note: Wash them as soon as you bought them.
1. In a bowl, mix one part vinegar to four parts water.
4. Drain and transfer the berries to a big tray lined with a kitchen towel.
Mine lasted for two weeks. They say that it can last up to a month if you bought them super fresh and washed them properly.
Raspberries have a distinct, mild berry flavor. So it's good to make juices, smoothies, shakes, salads or any dessert out of it. And I think it's agood source of fiber due to the grainy texture when you eat it.
Have a great day everyone!