How to Select Raspberries:
Look for soft, plump, vibrantly or deeply coloured raspberries. Avoid any raspberries that are mushy, mouldy or wet. When buying raspberries in the clear containers, try to look at the bottom to see if any have spoiled. Check for any signs of moisture or spoilage.
How to Store Raspberries:
Raspberries are best enjoyed within a 2-3 days of purchasing. To store, refrigerate unwashed in their original packaging and as much in a single layer as possible. If you purchased raspberries in cartons, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Do not stack many raspberries on top of each other, as that will encourage spoilage. Wash only before eating.
How to Freeze:
Wash gently in cold water and pat dry with paper towel or a clean kitchen cloth. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet and flash freeze. Transfer to an airtight bag or container and use to make smoothies, sauces, pies, etc. within 12 months.