Are Raspberries Actually Berries?

There are actually many fruits that we typically refer to as berries which are in fact not berries at all. Conversely, there are also fruits which are technically berries that we do not refer to as berries, such as tomatoes.

So what about raspberries? Are raspberries actually berries?

In the most technical sense, raspberries are not botanical berries!

Raspberries are a type of compound fruit, which means that a single “raspberry” is actually comprised of many (100 or so) individual parts known as drupelets.

However, when using every day speech it is not really incorrect to refer to raspberries as berries. They are definitely considered culinary berries, even if they are not scientific berries.

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