I am a delicious fruit, native to Eastern Asia, with wide culinary and medicinal uses.
My berries and leaves contain many minerals which help enrich the blood.
I can be grown from the Arctic to the equator.
According to Greek mythology, I was discovered while the gods were searching for berries on Mount Ida – my Latin name Rubus idaeus means 'bramble bush of Ida'.
I am seen as a symbol of kindness in Christian art.
A tribe in the Philippines believes that raspberry canes hung outside a house prevent evil spirits entering.