Why frozen red raspberries?
Everyday convenience, consistent quality, peak flavor and nutrition are unique benefits of frozen red raspberries. By freezing raspberries, you can capture the berry’s flavor and texture while at the peak of perfection to enjoy year-round. And since frozen raspberries aren’t highly perishable like fresh raspberries are, there’s less food waste.
All of our growers and processors use state-of-the-art flash-freezing for Individually Quick Frozen (IQF) berries, found in bags in the frozen food section. These individual berries pour right from the bag and are perfect for smoothies, baking, on cereal, in yogurt and more. In addition to consistent quality and no worries about waste, IQF berries are reasonably priced for year-round enjoyment.
Why do red raspberries have so many seeds?
A single red raspberry (Rubus idaeus) is actually many little fruits, or drupelets, all clustered together, each with its own seed. The seeds have the fiber and also may contribute other nutrition benefits such as cardiovascular and brain health, prevention of cancers, especially of the colon.  For those who prefer their raspberries without seeds, just press thawed whole raspberries through a fine sieve, or seek out some of the excellent raspberry purees available.
How do I use frozen raspberries?
In all the ways you’d use fresh red raspberries! We suggest you let the berries stand a few minutes at room temperature before adding to cold cereals, stirring into yogurt, scattering over salads or enjoying as is.
For all other preparations, you can use the berries right out of the bag, in their frozen state. Stir them into hot oatmeal or other hot cereals, for example. Or add to baked goods such as brownies, muffins and cakes. Drop several frozen berries into cold drinks, such as lemonade or iced tea. You can even use frozen red raspberries to make red raspberry freezer jam.
Download our Baking with Washington Red Raspberries guide for delicious baking recipes and tips to try at home!
What flavors pair best with raspberries?
Beyond their health benefits, Washington red raspberries have a distinct sweet-tart flavor that is versatile and works well in sweet and savory dishes. As a sub-acid, red raspberries naturally add acid to the flavor profile and complement more robust flavors, such as jalapeño (think raspberry salsa) or chili.
Raspberries pair well with:
- Fruits such as lemon, key lime, apricot, peach and plum
- Spices and herbs such as mint, ginger, cinnamon, chili or thyme
- Dairy and cheeses such as goat cheese, ricotta, yogurt or custard
- Chocolate or vanilla flavors
 The American Heart Association (AHA), American Diabetes Association (ADA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS) all recommend a high fiber diet for health and wellness and to prevent and/or manage chronic disease.