CSA Produce of the Week, July 11, 2016

Raspberries

v-raspberriesRaspberries provide a wonderful sour, but sweet taste. Not only vibrant and colorful, raspberries have an interesting texture packed with vitamins. This small berry contains a high level of antioxidants and consuming them can help with the prevention of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. In addition, the fiber and water content in raspberries can help to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive tract.

Recipe of the Week
Raspberry Sauce
Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:
1 Pint fresh raspberries
¼ cup white sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water

Directions:
Combine the raspberries, sugar and orange juice in a saucepan. Whisk the cornstarch into the cold water until smooth. Add the mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil.
Simmer for about five minutes, stirring constantly, until the desired consistency is reached. The sauce will thicken further as it cools.
Puree the sauce in a blender or with a handheld immersion blender and strain it through a fine sieve. Serve warm or cold. The sauce will keep in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Sources:
Full recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/142149/raspberry-sauce/
Ware, M. (2015, October 21). Raspberries: Health Benefits. Retrieved July 04, 2016, from http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283018.php

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