Raisins are dried grapes and they are generally produced from seedless grapes. The dried grape has a world wide user market. It is commonly eaten out of hand; mixed into foods like oatmeal, granola bars, and chutneys; and used in cakes, pies, and other baked goods.

Health benefits:

  • Raisins are a dense source of mineral like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium copper, fluoride, and zinc.
  • Because raisins are rich in carbohydrates, especially natural sugars, they give a quick boost of energy and are a good source of dietary fiber.
  • Raisins, , contain lower levels of vitamin C, folic acid, carotenes, lutein and xanthins than fresh grapes.

Uses:

  • It is added to many dishes to sweeten the taste
  • They can be eaten as a snack.
  • Added to bakery items like chocolates, cookies, muffins, bread, puddings, biscuits, cakes, waffles, and so on.

Nutritional information per 100 gr of Raisins

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  • Energy: 302 kcal
  • Protein: 3.39 g
  • Total fat: 0.46 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.151g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.019 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.135 g
  • Carbohydrates: 80 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Calcium: 53mg
  • Iron: 1.79 mg
  • Selenium: 0.7 mcg
  • Phosporus: 115 mg
  • Magnesium: 35 mg
  • Sodium: 12mg
  • Potassium: 746 mg
  • Vitamin A: 0 IU
  • Vitamin B6: 0.323 mg
  • Vitamin C: 3.2 g
  • Vitamin E: 0.12 mg
  • Vitamin K: 3.5 mcg