Inspirational Drupel Madness !!!
There are many things in life which we take for granted as they flood our senses far too often, soon these flavours become a norm, and we totally forget about the beauty around their existence. How radical is all of that ??
Everyone on the planet is guilty of this, and this week we may blow your veins as we divulge facts around the worlds most delicate fruit which we are sure everyone enjoys.
The time has come to find out some most awesome facts around the fast-approaching juicy raspberry season.
Also known as Rubus idaeus, raspberry lives in the same family as the rose and the prickly bramble.
Raspberries are not just red; they can also be purple, golden and black in colour, depending on the variety we are hunting down some purple fruit as we type!!!
One raspberry cane can produce over 200 individual fruits every season.
Check this out Russia is the largest producer of raspberries in the world. It produces 125.000 tons of raspberries per year – Wowza
Roots of the raspberry cane can survive up to 10 years. The stem is biennial, which means that it dies after two years and gets replaced with the new stem to give the plant a new life every year.
Raspberries contain more vitamin C than oranges, crazily high in fibre, low in calories and supply you with a good kick of folic acid. They are also high in potassium, vitamin A and calcium. The humble fruit is unbelievably perfect for your body.
Raspberry fruits have flowers with multiple ovaries, and each produces druplets around a core. These druplets are the delicate little bead-like pockets of goodness in each raspberry, and each one could be considered a separate fruit on its own.
Coupled with no centre makes these delicious fruits the most delicate fruit on the planet !!!
Legend holds tales around an enormous raspberry cane that was over 28ft tall - Local folk marvelled as this cane grew taller daily, they watered the humongous cane wondering how tall it would go - Would it touch the moon, maybe reach that so very sacred place where the lost but never forgotten disappear too.
One rainy day the cane started to erupt and huge berry-like fruits appeared, these intriguing fruits smelt ultra fantastic but far too high to reach. The villagers pooled together to combine thoughts as to how they could reach these so very fragrant fruits as their nostrils couldn't take it anymore.
One crafty chap named Cata Pulty came up with a cunning plan and configured a weapon of destruction - Before the hungry clan realised it was pouring with raspberry enthused rain and the cane eventually toppled spreading druplets across the land.
Was this the birth of the catapult and even more importantly did this actually start the spread of the amazing wild raspberry canes across our lands - Wowza