Raspberries are an elegant addition to any fruit bowl. Not only visually stunning, raspberries deliver a sweet-tart punch to numerous recipes and are an excellent source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. Raspberry leaves can be dried and used in herbal teas. Historically, raspberries have been used to relieve a sore throat, stomach ailments and speed childbirth. Raspberries also contain polyphenol antioxidants, which promote cardiovascular health. Raspberries are highly perishable and should be used soon after purchase. Refrigerate in a covered contained for up to three days.