Raspberries and Blackberries

Fun Facts

  • Both raspberries and blackberries are native to England. However, the wild raspberry is native to North America.
  • The tayberry, loganberry, and boysenberry are hybrids of blackberries and raspberries.
  • The boysenberry, a type of trailing blackberry, was cultivated in California by horticulturist Rudolph Boysen. Walter Knott began selling it at his roadside fruit stand in the mid-1930s.
  • There are four colors of raspberries: gold, black, purple, and red.
  • Compared to other fruit sources, berries offer the highest content of antioxidants and phytochemicals for fighting disease. Berries are also rich in many vitamins and minerals, including calcium, magnesium and zinc—minerals that are frequently deficient in the diets of most Americans

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