Thursday, July 1, 2010

Public Service Announcement: Golden Raspberries are Awesome

Pictured above are the natural bounty of deliciousness that are golden raspberries.

These little gems are not as bitter as red raspberries. I was calling them honey raspberries after awhile. They are a little bit sweeter than red raspberries but not overly sweet with a flavor similar to that of honey.

Here are some facts that I found around the Internet about them:

They aren't rare at all! As you can see from the table below, some are even believed to have originated in the United States. Why has no one told me about these until now!?!

Varieties of Yellow/Gold Raspberries

Variety Season Fruit Size Origin USDA Zone
Fallgold Ever-bearing Medium 5 - 9
Golden Harvest Ever-bearing Large New York
Goldie Ever-Bearing Large New York 5 - 7
Kiwi Gold Ever-Bearing New Zealand 4 - 8

Golden raspberries are high in vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and folic acid. AND even better that that, they have no fat, cholesterol, sodium, or high fructose corn syrup. (This information was confirmed over and over by many sources.)

Add them to some yogurt or even a salad. YUM! Something else I like to do is mix a few different kinds  of berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries are usually most readily available to me) and then pour some honey over the top. Mmm-mmm-mmm!

There is also an award called "The Golden Raspberry Award" or the Razzies for short. It's an annual award given to the worst in film. Sandra Bullock won it in 2009 for her role in All About Steve and Paris Hilton won one for her work over the last decade.

And here I just thought it was a delicious berry...

1 comment:

  1. Julie! Yay I am so excited that someone else blogs about their pets birthday!

    ps- I want some golden raspberries!