Organic Raisins 250g


Organic Raisins 250g

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Country of Origin: Turkey


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    Raisins are dried grapes/currants and are usually sweet, succulent, dried, seeded or seedless grapes. The term 'raisin' also refers to currants and sultanas as well as any other form of dried grape. Raisins can vary in size and are green, golden, brown or dark, depending on the grape variety used and the method of drying. However, unlike fresh grapes, they indeed are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals. On weight per weight comparison basis, 100g of dried grapes hold 249 calories, several times more fibre, vitamins, minerals and poly-phenol antioxidants than the fresh grapes. Raisins, however, contain fewer amounts of vitamin C, folic acid, carotenes, lutein and xanthine than fresh grapes.

    • Raisins, like dried apricots, figs and prunes, are dense sources of energy, vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants. Additionally, they are packed with several health benefiting poly phenolic anti-oxidants, dietary fibre, and other phyto-nutrients.
    • The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g raisin is 3037 mol Trolex Equivalents (TE), while that of fresh grapes 1118 mol TE/100 g.
    • As in grapes, raisins also contain phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol, a polyphenol anti-oxidant, has anti-inflammatory, blood cholesterol lowering activities. Studies suggest that resveratrol has been found to have protective action against diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's disease and viral/ fungal infections.
    • In addition, resveratrol reduces stroke risk by altering at the cell molecular level inside the blood vessels. It does so firstly through reducing susceptibility of blood vessels damage by decreasing the activity of angiotensin (a systemic hormone causing blood vessel constriction that would elevate blood pressure) and secondly, through increased production of the vasodilator substance, nitric oxide (a beneficial compound that causes relaxation of blood vessels).
    • Like in grapes they, especially those derived from red/purple grapes, are very high in anthocyanins, another class of polyphenolic anti-oxidants. Anthocyanins have been found to have anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial.
    • 100g raisins provide 3.7g or 10% of daily-required levels of dietary fibre. Studies suggest moderate fibre in the diet help lower body weight, cholesterol levels in the blood. Additionally, it help relieve constipation episodes by decreasing gut transit time of food. Furthermore, they are also abundant in flavonoid compounds such as tartaric acid, tannins, catechins...etc. Together with inulin and fibre, these compounds aid in smooth bowel movements through their laxative function.
    • They are free of gluten toxin and can be consumed by people who do not tolerate gluten as an alternative healthy food.
    • Raisins are dense sources of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium copper, fluoride, and zinc. Copper and manganese are an essential co-factor of antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. 100g provides 23% daily requirement levels of iron.
    • In addition, they are rich in heart-healthy electrolyte, potassium. 100 grams hold 749 mg of potassium. By countering pressing effects of sodium, it reduces heart rate, blood pressure and thereby helps prevent stroke, CHD, and peripheral vascular diseases.
    • Furthermore, they are also good source of some B-complex vitamins such as thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin, and pantothenic acid.

    May contain nuts, celery, mustard or sesame seeds.

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    Organic Raisins


    Typical value Per serving (250g) Per 100g
    Energy Content (kcal) 299
    Fat (g) 0.46
    Carbohydrate (g) 79.18
    Fibre (g) 3.7
    Protein (g) 3.07
    Vitamin E (mg) 0.12
    Vitamin K (mcg) 3.55
    Vitamin C (mg) 2.3
    Thiamin (mg) 0.106
    Riboflavin (mg) 0.125
    Niacin (mg) 0.766
    Pantothenic acid (mg) 0.095
    Potassium (mg) 749
    Calcium (mg) 50
    Phosphorus (mg) 101
    Magnesium (mg) 7
    Iron (mg) 1.88
    Zinc (mg) 0.22
    Copper (mg) 0.318
    Manganese (mg) 0.299
    Selenium (mcg) 0.6

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