Clamshell containers and pre-weighed cartons aside, knowing what one pound of raspberries looks like is great for those times when you don't have access to a scale or need to make a quick judgement call on the amount. Luckily, you can size up a pound a raspberries just by looking at them. Here's how to do it.
Educate Your Eye: 1 Pound of Raspberries
One pound of raspberries is about four heaping palmfuls of marble-sized berries.
How to Use This Information
There will be instances when you can't really go about handling the berries, but if you are picking wild berries or at a U-pick farm, you do have the opportunity to try this tip. Otherwise, imagine the berries sitting on the palm of your cupped hand. Do that four times and you have a pound.
Do you have any tricks to picking up a pound of raspberries when they aren't pre-weighed or a scale isn't handy?
Educate Your Eye
Our eyes are one of our greatest, most useful tools in the kitchen. They can help us size up everything from the weight of vegetables to the doneness of meat. Educate Your Eye is a series on The Kitchn that teaches you what you need to know to use your eyes for smarter cooking both inside and outside the kitchen.