Raspberry Nutrition Facts and Raspberry Shortcake Recipe

Raspberry shortcake
Raspberry shortcake | Source

I look forward to spring and summer mainly because of all the berries that are available to eat. There are so many berries available at this time of year and they are all delicious. Raspberries are one of my favorite berries. They are semi-sweet, they smell great, they are absolutely delicious and they are very nutritious. They are good eaten alone, in a dessert or on top of cereal in the morning. They are also a good topping for pancakes and waffles.

Raspberries are said to have been discovered in Turkey in 1 B.C. and were brought over to North America in the 18th century. Currently, Russia has the largest commercial output of raspberries; the United States is in third place.

Fresh raspberries.
Fresh raspberries. | Source

Healthy Raspberries

Like most berries, raspberries are very healthy. They contain a high amount of Vitamin C (53.7% of the daily requirement), manganese (41% of the daily requirement), fiber, omega-3 fats, potassium (186 mg) and Vitamin E.

While we mostly see bright red raspberries, there are also black, purple and yellow varieties.

How to Clean Raspberries

Raspberries should be cleaned right before they are eaten. They should be washed gently and patted dry.

Remaining raspberries should be placed uncovered in the refrigerator on a paper towel and used within two or three days.

Water and brown sugar
Water and brown sugar | Source
Raspberry syrup after being reduced.
Raspberry syrup after being reduced. | Source

Raspberry Syrup Recipe

Add half a cup of water and half a cup of sugar to a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add 6 raspberries to the mixture and boil until they fall apart and all you have are seeds. Reduce the mixture to a thick sauce. Let cool completely.

Plain Raspberries

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 100 grams
Calories 63
Calories from Fat9
% Daily Value *
Fat 1 g2%
Fiber 8 g32%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Raspberry Shortcake for One

This is my adaptation of strawberry shortcake. It tastes good with strawberries so I decided to try it with raspberries. Berries and cream are always good together. Raspberries are not as sweet as strawberries and much softer.

It is up to you how many raspberries you want to use, I usually use about 12. I almost made the biscuits from scratch; I used Bisquick so I knew they would turn out. If you do make biscuits from scratch make sure you let them cool before you create the raspberry shortcake.

This is quite a rich dessert, I wouldn't recommend that you eat it very often but it is great for a treat, especially on a hot summer day.

5 stars from 3 ratings of Raspberries

Ingredients

  • Raspberries
  • Biscuit or scone
  • Whipped cream
  • Raspberry syrup
Raspberry syrup spread on top of biscuit
Raspberry syrup spread on top of biscuit | Source
Raspberry shortcake, not too pretty but pretty tasty
Raspberry shortcake, not too pretty but pretty tasty | Source

Instructions

  1. Make sure you wash and dry your raspberries carefully.
  2. Cut a biscuit or scone in half, place one half in an individual bowl.
  3. Spread raspberry syrup on top of the biscuit, add whipped cream, or whipped topping if you prefer.
  4. Add 6 raspberries on top of the whipped cream.
  5. Place the other half of the biscuit on top of the raspberries.
  6. Spread raspberry syrup on the top of the biscuit.
  7. Cover the top of the biscuit with whipped cream.
  8. Add 6 more raspberries to the top.
  9. If not eating it right away place it in the refrigerator. If you are eating it immediately, grab a spoon and enjoy.
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Ov Strickland 4 years ago from El Segundo, CA

Niiiice! I love this hub. :) thanks for sharing, Uninvited writer.


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Love raspberries. I just grab a handful when we have them. I write a lot of foodie articles. Anything that is healthy and good. Thanks for this beautiful article. Thumbs up.


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Judi Bee 4 years ago from UK

Looks very yummy - pinned for future reference :-)


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davenmidtown 4 years ago from Sacramento, California

Uninvited Writer: An awesome recipe and a great eye pleasing layout. This is very well written and easy to follow, and you have added value for the reader because this hub provides instructions that can be carried over from one recipe to another... In fact, I can see the techniques contained within this hub being applied to Triffle... or other fall desserts! awesome and voted up.


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Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

I love raspberries and couldn't agree with you more--it is the best of times for fresh fruit in the summer. Great hub-rated up for its info and yum value! added the 5 star rating too.


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europewalker 4 years ago

I prefer raspberries so this is the perfect recipe for me. Thanks for sharing.


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Uninvited Writer 4 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario Author

I'm pretty sure any berries would work :)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Sounds really tasty. Thank you for putting on here I'll print up. Do you think blue berries would work as well?

I grew up picking black raspberries off wild bushes in England, they were always great but we had a little careful because bugs getting inside so we pulled them open to see. Then ended up with red fingers, good old memories.


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

I love this variation on berry shortcake. We all know strawberry shortcake, but raspberry, well, that's a special treat. Thank you for the great idea!

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