Not only do raspberries lend the perfect sea -sonal hue to homemade gifts from the kitchen, these bright red berries offer numerous nutri -tional and other benefits, according to Lisa Samuel, RDN, MBA of rasp berries, which are available year-round, offer:

fi80 calories per cup, with no added sugar or preservatives

fi More fiber than any other berry at 9 grams per cup

fi One of the lowest in natural sugar content compared to other berries

fi HighinvitaminC, providing60percent of the Recom mended Daily Value per cup

fi Convenience and consistent quality right out of the freezer, with no waste or spoilage

fi Frozen at peak ripeness