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This item was last sold on : 01/18/17
The Gold raspberry has similar characteristics to the Red raspberry in all aspects except that it is gold in color with pink hues. It is an aggregate fruit with individual drupelets that are held together by very fine, nearly invisible hairs. When picked, the stem and the receptacle of the raspberry stay on the plant, leaving a hollow center within the fruit. The Gold raspberry is fuzzy, fragile and extremely sweet with honeyed apricot tones and just a subtle hint of tartness. Once ripe, it has a minimal shelf-life.
Gold raspberries are available in the summer.
Gold, or sometimes referred to as Yellow raspberries, have the same botanical designation as the red variety, Rubus idaeus. They are a naturally mutated strain of the more common red raspberry. Common cultivars include, Goldie, Kiwigold, Golden Harvest, Honey Queen and Heritage
Gold raspberries are a good source of vitamins B and C, folic acid, copper, iron, antioxidants, and ellagic acid, a phenolic compound known to prevent cancer. They also have a high proportion of dietary fiber, comprising of around 20% of the berry’s total weight.
Use Gold raspberries as you would red raspberries, with the obvious difference of no added coloring. They are traditionally used in jellies, jams, ice creams, sorbets and baked goods. Opposed to other colored raspberry varieties, their elevated sugar levels and minimal acidity make them less appropriate for savory applications. Juice the berries and use it to impart a raspberry flavor into cocktails and beverages without the expected pink color. A Gold raspberry compote pairs well with cheesecake or drizzled over scones. Complimentary pairings include cocoa, exotic fruits, raisins, nuts such as hazelnuts and Marcona almonds, apricots, honey, peaches, coconut, cinnamon, blueberries, cardamom and lavender.
Gold raspberry plants are somewhat cold hardy much like the other raspberry varieties. Gold raspberries, though considered superior in flavor, have limited commercial value compared to the far more ubiquitous red raspberry. They are primarily found at farmers markets.
Recipes that include Gold Raspberries. One is easiest, three is harder.
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