Raspberry Cream Pie. Ra… Rasp… Raspberry. Somebody, please help me compose myself. “Are you ok? What’s happening?” I won’t be ok until I have this Raspberry Cream Pie. This utterly delightful dessert will make your hearts sing. I am 201% sure that you will love this extremely sweet dessert! *silence* “I absolutely agree with you on that! I want to eat it right now! Can I eat the photo instead?” *silence* Oh, no you can’t. Ok, I think you’re going to go wild here too, like me. Well, to tranquilize, we’ll feed ourselves with raspberry information. Then maybe later… we can actually have a feast of raspberry cream pie.
Raspberry is the “edible fruit of a multitude of plant species in the genus Rubus of the rose family.” Raspberry is a perennial plant with woody stems and hollow core. According to Nature’s Pride website, Raspberries are known as ‘aggregate fruits’ since they are a collection of drupelets, which are arranged around a hollow central cavity. Drupelets are small red fruits containing a seed. They are available in Mexico, The Netherlands, and Spain. Raspberries’ sweetness and softness make it popular for salad, yogurt, juices, sauces, and stuffing cakes and cookies.
That’s why I love them. *heavy breathing* Raspberries can be used fresh or dried and are commonly eaten out-of-hand. “When should we eat raspberries?” Good question. Still, according to Nature’s Pride website, it is ok to eat raspberries when they are red, plump and tender. It should not be mushy. Mushiness can be a sign of spoilage or decay. You should store raspberries in the refrigerator.
For your health, raspberries are at you service. They are excellent if you are on a diet. Raspberries are cholesterol free fruits and low in fat and sodium. A cup of it only contains 64 calories. It also has a lot of essential vitamins and minerals. “A cup of fresh raspberries contains high levels of assorted vitamins and minerals needed for healthy body functions, including 186 mg of potassium, necessary for maintaining healthy blood pressure; 31 mg of calcium, needed for bone development and growth; and 167 combined mcg of lutein and zeaxanthin,” says Carol Sarao in Livestrong website. Lastly, raspberries are very high in antioxidants that are good weapons against cancer. Raspberries can slow cancer growth “by scavenging destructive free radical molecules in your body.”
Guys, let us--- “We want Raspberry Cream Pie right now!” Alright, alright. Just calm down. Don’t worry, it won’t run. But since you all crave for it… and me too, we’ll let the feast of Raspberry Cream Pie begin! *winks* Now it is time for you to enjoy! The link to the recipe is found on the "Life in the Lofthouse" website below.