This week starts the Dutch season of delicious soft fruit – the blackberries and tasty raspberries. we have already been able to enjoy the delicious lambada strawberries, but from now on the Dutch blackberries and raspberries will also be added.
A blackberry is actually a cluster of 50 small drupelets, and is full of juice and vitamin C. Blackberries are related to the strawberry and raspberry, and together they belong to the rose family.
The blackberry is a collective fruit, which means that it is actually a small bunch with all the part fruit. The nutrients in these fruits share the healthy properties of the fruit. Blackberries grow on a dense shrub full of spines and can also be found in forests and along roads.
When blackberries grow they are first green, then red and then they get the beautiful blue-black color. That’s when they’re ripe for the picking – when even the smallest drupelets are at their juiciest and their most flavoursome. In short, that’s when they’re at their highest quality.
Nothing is more challenging than releasing a fragile raspberry into the world in such a way that it’s resilient, yet retains its elegant, sweet flavour. Naturally, our growers have succeeded in doing just that.
This light pink raspberry with its authentic character smells heavenly and has a fantastic, full flavour.
But do you know what the most important thing is? The picking. It’s a sort of honourable task for the highly skilled: careful but effective picking that ensures the arrival of a flawless raspberry on your plate.
You can use those beautiful products in many ways. To give you some inspiration we’ve created a list with some examples.
- Blackberry Tart
- Blackberry-Glazed Chicken
- Blackberry Jam Cocktails
- Cast-Iron Apple-Blackberry Crumble with Sour Cream Whip
Blackberry-Rose Ice Pop
- Ricotta Pancakes with Blackberry-Orange Syrup
- Raspberry and Lemon Rosé Sparkler
Raspberry Glazed Salmon
- Healthy Raspberry Oatmeal Cookies
- Raspberry Bread
- Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing