DRY FRUITS - GREEN RAISIN
When most fruits are dried, they keep their same name, but not the grape. The dried form of the grape, revered throughout history, has its own unique name: Raisin.
Raisins are made by dehydrating grapes in a process using the heat of the sun or a mechanical process of oven drying. Among the most popular types of raisins are Sultana, Malaga, Monukka, Zante Currant, Muscat and Thompson seedless. The size of small pebbles, raisins have wrinkled skins surrounding chewy flesh that tastes like a burst of sugary sweetness. While the colors of raisins vary, they are generally a deep brown color, oftentimes with hints of a purple hue.
Raisins have been the object of phytonutrient research primarily for their unique phenol content, but these delicious dried grapes are also one of the top sources of the trace mineral, boron, in the U.S. diet.
Raisins are dried grapes. They are rich in nutrition but extremely high in calories. One cup of raisins is the calorie equivalent of eight cups of fresh grapes. Raisins are a good source of iron, potassium and selenium and also contain vitamin A and some vitamin B. Raisins are also rich in fiber. Raisins are beneficial for high blood pressure, fluid retention, constipation and anemia. Their high calorie content makes them an ideal snack for anyone involved in sports.
Calories in Raisins:
4 oz/100g = 250 calories
Raisin is without cholesterol or fat and with low sodium. It contains necessary vitamins and minerals; including Fe, K, Ca and vitamin B. Raisin is with abundant fiber and antioxidants. Furthermore, it is with 70% of pure fructose for easy digestion.