Health Benefits of Raspberries (and 39 Real Food Raspberry Recipes)

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I love all the fresh berries available this time of year, especially raspberries.

Raspberries are not only tasty, they also contain lots of health benefits.

Some of the health benefits raspberries provide include:

  • Raspberries are an excellent source of vitamin C
  • Raspberries contain fiber
  • Raspberries are a good source of vitamin B2 and other B vitamins, such as folic acid, niacin, and vitamin B6
  • Raspberries contain flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants
  • Raspberries are an excellent source of ellagic acid (a cancer-fighting compound)

Source for above information:  Encyclopedia of Healing Foods by Michael Murray, N.D.

Raspberries are a naturally sweet treat (we like to think of fresh berries, and all fruit, as God's candy). There's not a lot that needs to be done to enjoy raspberries, simply wash and eat. Or try stirring a few into your favorite yogurt or smoothie recipe.

Quick tips:

Wash raspberries right before eating or preparing to use them in a recipe. This prevents them from becoming water-soaked and perishing.

Buy raspberries in small amounts and use within a day or so (unless freezing).

To prevent molding: Remove raspberries from container and store in a single layer in a glass dish or pan. Place a damp paper towel over the top. Store in the refrigerator.

Since raspberries are so delicious and good for us, I've compiled a list (with the help of some blogging buddies) of real food recipes that feature raspberries. Hopefully, you'll get a great deal on raspberries this season and be able to make a few of these delicious treats!

Storing Raspberries

Easiest Way to Freeze and Store Berries @ Whole New Mom

Cakes, Pies, and Tarts

Lemonberry Tart @ The Nourishing Home

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons @ Meaningful Eats

Grain-free chocolate raspberry birthday cake @ Real Food Forager

Triple Berry Cobbler @ Whole New Mom

Berry Pie @ Don't Waste the Crumbs

Paleo Raspberry Chocolate Truffle Pie @ Living Healthy with Chocolate

Raspberry Peach Crumble @ Lexi's Clean Kitchen


Raspberry Pin Colada Smoothie @ Keeper of the Home

Raspberry Kvass @ Real Food RN

Raspberry Chia Seed Lemonade @ The Sprouted Life

Muffins and Pancakes

Berry Cream Muffins @ Stacy Makes Cents

Lemonberry Muffins @ The Nourishing Home

Grain-free Coffee Cake Muffins with Raspberry Jam Filling @ Paleo Savvy

Paleo Raspberry Banana Muffins @ Writing in White

Raspberry Coconut Flour Pancakes @ Livin' Paleo

Dips, Sauces, and Creams

Yogurt Fruit Dip @ The Happy Housewife

Custard w/Summer Berries @ The Nourishing Home

Dairy Free Berry Mousse @ Whole New Mom

Berry Sauce @ 100 Days of Real Food

Melted Apricots with Fresh Raspberries @ Nourished Kitchen

Raspberry Blackberry Coconut Parfait @ Cook Eat Paleo


Raspberry Jam Bars @ Real Food. Real Deals

Paleo Raspberry Almond Bars @ From Our Hiding Place

Raw Chocolate and Raspberry Bars @ Amazing Paleo

Raw Raspberry Bliss Bar @ Fast Paleo

Gluten-free Vegan Raspberry Streusel Bars @ Elana's Pantry


Raspberry Jam @ Real Food Forager (GAPS friendly)

Fermented Raspberry Preserves @ GNOWFGLINS

 Raspberry Jam without Pectin @ 100 Days of Real Food

Raspberries and Chocolate

Chocolate Raspberry Paleo Fudge @ Edible Harmony

Chocolate Raspberry Panna Cotta @ Paleo Digest

Chocolate and Raspberry Pot de Creme @ The Food Lover's Kitchen

Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake @ The Paleo Mom

Ice cream and Sorbet

Dairy Free Raspberry Sorbet @ Grass Fed Girl

Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream @ Modern Alternative Mama


Raspberry and Spinach Salad @ Paleo Diet Lifestyle

Raspberry Vinaigrette @ Keeper of the Home

Spinach Raspberry salad with Honey Roasted Walnuts and Gorgonzola @ Laylita's Recipes

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  1. Thanks for sharing some of my family’s favorite recipes for enjoying raspberries! I love this round-up you’ve put together and can’t wait to try some of these other delicious recipes as well. Lots of blessings, Kelly 🙂