Foods that start with the letter "R" are raspberries, Roquefort cheese, raisins and radishes. Other foods that begin with the letter "R" are radiccio, rabbit and rambutans.
Sold after hulling, raspberries are a fragile fruit and need to be eaten as soon as they're picked. They lose their delicate flavor quickly.
Roquefort is a blue cheese that's made from sheep's milk. The blue veining in the cheese comes from penicillium bacteria, which thrives in ancient caves in France. Roquefort is both buttery and crumbly.
Raisins are dried grapes and are eaten raw or used in cooking.
Radishes are root vegetables. They belong to the mustard family, and many are hot in taste. The taste depends on the type of radish and also the type of soil the plant is grown in.
Radiccio is a type of chicory with wine-red and cream leaves. It adds aesthetic quality to salads, but tastes very much like lettuce with a hint of bitterness.
Rabbit is considered game; however, meat markets offer it dressed and packaged, much like chicken. Rabbits grown for consumption are also tender with a bit of gaminess.
Rambutans are sweet, translucent fruits found in Asian markets and often served with syrup.