An A to Z guide to choosing, storing, preparing, and cooking fresh produce and recipe ingredients.

  • How to Choose Raspberries
    Berries should be deeply colored (whether red, golden, or black), plump, and without hulls (hulls on signal tart, unripe fruits). Avoid containers with juice stains, which may mean the berries have been crushed, and check for mold.

  • How to Store Raspberries
    Raspberries are very fragile; refrigerate them unwashed (moisture speeds decay) in a single layer on a plate, covered loosely, up to 3 days.

  • How to Use Raspberries
    Raspberries are best eaten raw but also make delicious jams, muffins, and desserts.

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