National Raisin Week In The USA

This week it is reportedly National Raisin Week In The USA. I say reportedly not because I am being impolite but because although many websites list this as a national event there is very little information to be found about the nature and history of the event.

So all you folk in the USA, it’s National Raisin Week this week, so go and grab youself a handful of raisins or try adding a few raisins to your stir-fry, curry or salad and if your feeling in the mood for baking then add a few raisins to a scone mixture to make some fruit scones.

Now what are the benefits of eating raisins?

Nutritional Value

Raisins are dried grapes and they are a good source of;

  • fibre,
  • potassium,
  • iron,
  • calcium,
  • and some B vitamins.

Other Health Benefits

  • fat free,
  • cholesterol free,
  • rich source of antioxidants,
  • low in sodium,
  • contain natural sugar (fructose), and
  • no preservatives are used to keep them fresh.

Other Benefits

  • A convenient, healthy snack that is easy to eat on the go.
  • Can help to provide a quick energy boost.
  • Stores well for months in a plastic container with a lid.
  • Can be frozen.

Click on this link to find out more about raisins from the World’s Healthiest Foods website.

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