Raisins

Raisins

Sweet grapes that are allowed to dry and shrivel up are called raisins. Until medieval times, raisins were second behind honey as a top choice for sweeteners. Today, the majority of the world's supply of raisins comes from California and are either dried Thompson Seedless, muscadine, or Black Corinth (Zante) grapes. In 1873, California suffered a devastating drought that literally dried the grapes on the vine. Looking to recoup some of the grape crops, an enterprising marketer in San Francisco sold the dried and shriveled grapes as "Peruvian Delicacies," and the California raisin industry was off and running.
Advantages Of Raisins:-Raisins are just as nutritious as grapes and a good source of iron (comparable to beef) as well as potassium.Like all dried fruits, they do have more sugar than grapes, though raisins have a little more fiber as well.Raisins are low in fat and cholesterol.
Brown raisins are sun-dried, typically by laying them out in the vineyards for two to four weeks, after which the raisins are graded, cleaned, and packed. Golden raisins (with the exception of sultanas) are typically oven-dried and often treated with sulfur dioxide to preserve their color. Most often, brown raisins are used in baked goods, while golden raisins are preferred for savory dishes 

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  •  1.Raisins are simply dried grapes.These shriveled, bite-sized morsels of sweetness offer a healthy snack and burst of energy. Turkey produces the most raisins, followed by California.
    2.It is the top dried fruit eaten in the U.S., and they're popular globally as well.
    3.Raisins are a delicious ingredient used in a variety of foods, from sweet bread and desserts to savory dishes found in cuisines throughout the world.
    4.While you might need to plump raisins up before adding them to a dish, they're one of the easiest dried fruits to prepare.