The raspberry is a bramble fruit part of the rose family. They contain iron, vitamin C as well as antioxidants. Known for their bright red color and their sweet, tart flavor, these freeze-dried raspberry pieces pair well with many other fruits as well as chocolate and cream flavors.
The genus Raspberry consists of over 200 distinct species, however, only two of these are presently cultivated. The first mention of raspberry comes from the people of Troy (Helen perhaps?), located in modern-day Turkey. Its original name was 'ida,' a reference to the mountain on which it was first spotted. The medicinal properties believed to cluster in its leaves were of more interest to its early users than the sweet, red fruit. Today, you can find red raspberries, as well as black, purple and golden.