Raspberry juice is a liquid created from raspberries that is often either used as a part of a mixed drink, added in with other liquids such as orange juice, or consumed by itself. The juice is known for containing a large amount of Vitamin C as well as biological iron, which means it is sometimes drunk when an individual feels feverish. Soft drinks that incorporate raspberry juice notably include Bouvrage, a product made from Scottish raspberries that the husband and wife team Anne Thomson and John Gallagher created. Launched in 1998 at that year's Royal Highland Show, that particular drink includes sparkling water and is designed to be somewhat sweet yet having a fruit content in contrast to competing products.
In terms of background, raspberries are an important commercial fruit crop not just in heavily cultivated, temperate areas but around the world. The top ten countries in terms of production include Mexico, Poland, Russia, and the United States.
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