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National Raspberries and Cream Day

Five Food Finds about Raspberries

  • Raspberries, as well as strawberries, belong to the rose family.
  • There are over 200 species of raspberries.
  • Raspberries can be four different colors, although red and black are the most common.  They can also be yellow or purple.
  • Raspberries are rich in Vitamin C and produce more fiber per calorie than any common fruit – even prunes.
  • Don’t wash the berries until they are ready to be used.

 

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1782 Andreas Sigismund Marggraf died. A German chemist who discovered beet sugar, which led to the development of the modern sugar industry.

1794The Whiskey Rebellion. Protesting the 1791 federal tax on distilled spirits a large gathering of rebels in western Pennsylvania burned the regional tax inspectors home. President Washington ordered 13,000 troops to the area, but opposition disappeared.

1903 Louis Leakey was…

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