Raisins are a type of dried grape. Dark in colour these have a soft texture, are sweet in taste and tend to be larger than sultanas and currants. Rich in antioxidants, these are also a great source of potassium and fibre. As its taste indicates, these are high in sugar and should be eaten in moderation as part of a balanced diet.
Raisins may help to cleanse the blood, provide improvements with heart diseases, restore athletes after serious exertion, activate the brain and accelerate the passage of nerve impulses. Moreover, raisins consumption helps to activate the production of hemoglobin, normalize the process of hematopoiesis, restore heart function, strengthen blood vessels, prevent the development of caries, and strengthen tooth enamel.
Raisins also known to help with migraines and depression, improve sleep and improve the general condition of the body.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Turkey
INGREDIENTS: Raisins, sunflower oil <0.5%
ALLERGENS: No known allergens.
Packed on premises that handles nuts (including peanuts), sesame, products containing dairy, soya and products containing gluten.
STORAGE: Cool, dry place away from direct sunlight
Energy (kcal) 302
Protein (g) 2.1
Fat (g) 0.5
incl. saturates (g) 0
Carbs (g) 69
incl. sugars (g) 69
Fibre (g) 6.1
Salt (g) 0
HOW TO ENJOY
Raisins are self-sufficient, and one handful may well serve as a snack. In cooking, raisins are in prominent positions. Dried fruit is widely used in baking and confectionery. Seedless raisins are traditionally used in baking like buns, muffins, cookies, gingerbread, Easter cakes, pastries and cakes, they are also added to chocolate, sweets, as well as salads and cereals, cottage cheese, curd paste and curds. Many people make compotes, homemade wines from dried grapes. Raisins play an important role in the national cuisines of Asian and Eastern countries, because this dried fruit goes well with beef, pork, lamb, nuts. And it is not surprising that for some gourmets, real pilaf is always with raisins !