It’s been a while since Valentine’s Day came and went, but we’ve already found you a money-saving tip for next year. It can be an expensive prospect picking up a romantic bouquet of roses, but trust us when we say there’s a cheaper option: raspberries.
The gift that keeps on giving
Raspberries are actually a type of rose. And while your partner might have preferred flowers, we reckon they’d make a much better gift. Vividly pink, exquisitely perfumed and very delicate, fresh raspberries are a real summer treat.
And one of the best things about them? You can eat them with almost anything. Looking to embellish a delicate dessert? Want the ideal accompaniment to a healthy breakfast? Making a flavoursome, fruity drink? Reach for the raspberries. They’re just so versatile and eating them is a simple way to bring more fruit into your diet.
Top up your good everything
Raspberries are a supremely healthy choice, high in fibre, iron and potassium — as well as vitamins A and C. They’re also rich in naturally occurring phytochemicals like beta-carotene (that helps protect against heart disease) and ellagic acid (linked with reducing the risk of cancer).
Eating raspberries is a delicious way to boost your immune system with essential nutrients, helping you to fight off illness and disease. They’re the ideal food for anyone who wants a sweet treat that’s also healthy.
A berry British treat
Raspberries are a classic British fruit, loved up and down the country. While they might not be the berry of choice for tennis tournaments, it’s not a proper summer until we’ve enjoyed a ripe punnet of raspberries.