The raspberry is the fruit of a trailing bush that very closely resembles the blackberry. There are many varieties of the raspberry; among them are the red, the black, and the white. They are a thimble-shaped berry, containing many seeds, which are surrounded by a juicy pulp that is subacid and has a very pleasant flavor. The raspberry is used in making jellies, jams, wine, vinegar, and brandy, besides being used in its uncooked state. The berries are sometimes given for an astringent, and are very beneficial.