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The Sweet Red Raspberry
The sweet red raspberry with its explosion of flavor is brimming with high nutrition, fiber and anti-oxidants.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, one cup of raspberries contains only 64 calories, 14.7 grams of
carbohydrates, and less than a gram of fat.
Over half the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C can be
found in one cup of raspberries, along with many other important vitamins and minerals.
Here are some ways to incorporate raspberries into your diet:
Top yogurt and cereal with fresh raspberries
Top whole-grain pancakes or waffles with raspberries.
Add frozen raspberries to a smoothie.
Add raspberries to any salad.
Stuff raspberries with dark chocolate chips for a sweet treat – our personal favorite!
If you are feeling adventurous and would like a genuine taste of old world baking, here is Mrs. Frank Brokl’s recipe for Bublanina (Raspberry Cake) as published in the Minneapolis Star, July 24, 1974.
Bublanina (Raspberry Cake)
1 cup sugar
1 cup dairy sour cream
1 teaspoon soda
¼ teaspoon salt
1 and 3/4 cup flour
1 to 1-1/2 pints of raspberries, washed and well drained
Beat the eggs, sour cream, 1/2 cup of the sugar, soda, and salt together well. Add flour and beat
again. Pour batter into well-greased 9x13 inch pan. Spread well-drained raspberries on top of batter
and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour.