Raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and maybe eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing. Fresh grapes, they indeed are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals.
Health Benefits of Raisins:
⦁ Prevent cancer
⦁ Promote good cardiac health
⦁ Reduce blood pressure
⦁ Cure fever
⦁ Treat erectile or sexual dysfunction
⦁ Protect the eyes & teeth
⦁ Help in treating anemia
⦁ Keep a check on acidosis
⦁ Modulate sugar absorption in diabetics
⦁ Provides relief from constipation
⦁ Help gain weight in a healthy way
⦁ Help in bone formation & absorption of calcium
India has been a producer of raisins since 1983. The main of raisin production area in the state of Maharashtra (District of Sangli, Solapur, Satara, Kolhapur, and Nashik) and Karnataka (District of Belgaum and Bijapur).
Raisins can be a nutritious alternative to processed foods like candies, chips. Though they are delicious alone, they can be effectively combined with other nutritious food items in salads. One such salad is carrot raisin salad which is a wonderful combination of crunchy texture and slightly sweet flavor.