Raspberries are fragile fruits and they require great care. This is why for a long time they were an expensive and prestigious fruit. Today, it is easier to find them in markets and supermarkets.
There are many varieties, ranging from black raspberries to white raspberries and orange ones.
The benefits of raspberries
Raspberries are one of the fruits with the fewest calories as they are rich in water.
With no added sugar, raspberries are highly appreciated in desserts: compotes, jams, cakes and clafoutis.
The antioxidant compounds of raspberries confer them a preventive role against certain diseases and forms of cancer.
Raspberries are rich in:
- potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, copper and iron
- vitamins C and P
Raspberries have fibres, which means healthy bowels for grown-ups and little ones!
The baby can start eating raspberries starting from the end of his 8th month. However, they can be introduced later if there is an allergy history in the family. Seek the advice from your child’s paediatrician and your doctor.
Raspberries should be eaten ripe, cooked and as a purée, a very smooth one to start with. It is only from the 9th month that they can be eaten in small crushed pieces.
Raspberries are highly valued for their slightly acid flavour and beautiful red colour. They will awaken the baby’s taste buds when they are introduced in its diet.