Hey rarr – raspberries are one of my favourite fruits. I’m not a great cook by any means but one of the few dishes that I can make is raspberry pavlova (earns me lots of points with my mother-in-law!)
So you’d think I’d know more about raspberries… but I had to look it up. (Wikipedia may not be 100% accurate but it’s a great source of information nonetheless!).
It’s fascinating – you know how each raspberry looks a bit like a tiny bunch of grapes – like a collection of bulges? Each one of these little bulges is a drupelet and contains a single seed – so a raspberry has lots of seeds (though I’ve never really noticed the seeds when I’m munching on pavlova).
Is that what you were looking for? Cool question – thanks for introducing me to drupelets!
This is a tricky question. I think I know the bits you mean – they’re outside the main fruit and a bit gritty/hairy. I couldn’t find the answer for sure, but I think they are the shrivelled stamens (male parts) of the flower.