Raisins have a fairly high concentration of sugar because they are obtained from very well ripened grapes, which have dried in the sun and gathered by losing water. The dehydration of the grapes is currently done in special devices that can control that the fruit does not dry completely, to keep a percentage of 16% water. Raisins are mainly used as a dessert after a meal, or as a small snack for extra energy in the body.

People who choose to eat dried, dehydrated fruits (be they raisins, apricots or plums) can be sure that they will feel better, their body will be invigorated and revitalized. Of course, given the amount of fructose in these dried fruits, it is understood that they are contraindicated for people with diabetes or prone to this disease.

Raisins are recommended by nutritionists for consumption by both children and adults because they have healing properties for the body. Both raisins and other dried fruits (plums, apricots) help in the treatment of gastrointestinal diseases and diseases and in the regeneration of intervertebral discs. Orlandoʼs Super Savory Brown Raisins products that contain iron, magnesium, potassium, amino acids, minerals, fiber and fructose are recommended.

To prevent degenerative processes, vertebral or joint diseases, or even to reduce the risk of cancer, the 100% natural Sultana Raisin product from Orlando’s BIO seedless grapes contains unsulfated brown raisins.

A product to children’s liking is Orlando’s XL Jumbo Brown Raisins which has dried brown raisins that are a source of energy, have a lot of calories and are a very good snack for athletes who do prolonged physical effort.

Properties of dried raisins

Dried raisins are fruits with high nutritional value and health benefits that must be appreciated. They contain B vitamins (B1, B2, B5), potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, fructose, glucose, fiber.

Their main effect on the body is to restore the energy level in the body. This is known by athletes, climbers, who frequently consume such dehydrated fruit to have more energy and be fit.

Raisins are natural fruits, contain a lot of fiber, maintain the health of the gastrointestinal tract, help digestion, normalize the beneficial intestinal flora through the prebiotic effect, speed up the elimination of toxins from the intestines, regulate peristalsis and have a laxative effect. Due to the content of magnesium and potassium, raisins reduce gastric acidity, help eliminate toxins from the body, prevent many serious diseases and ailments.

They contain calcium, which is a health benefit because it helps the development of teeth, the bone system, in the prevention of osteoporosis (which affects many people over the age of 40-50 years).

Raisins have important nutrients for health – polyphenols – which can fight inflammation and bacterial infections, thus helping to prevent disease in the body. Polyphenols have an antioxidant effect, can reduce the harmful attack of free radicals and can prevent premature aging of the body.

Those with concentration problems or poor memory may consume raisins because they improve cognitive abilities and stimulate nervous system functions.

These dried fruits are also good for eye health, help prevent serious eye diseases, namely: cataracts, macular degeneration and even blindness.

Due to the content of B vitamins and iron, raisins help in the prevention and treatment of anemia and also in increasing the body’s immunity and resistance.

Dietary fiber from raisins are good for stimulating digestion, lowering cholesterol levels, stimulating bile secretion. Catechins decrease the risk of developing cancerous tumors, prevent colon cancer.

Raisins have many calories so they must be consumed in small quantities, they have many nutrients and strong amino acids, they can help support the body in weight loss, increase energy and maintain health. Experts say that raisins are very good for athletes because they stimulate the absorption of protein in the body (which is not stored as a fat deposit), which will help build muscle mass.

These fruits are beneficial for the heart because they have a significant amount of potassium, they fight the disorders of the activity of the heart muscle. Raisins are also good for the nervous system, they fight nervous disorders and insomnia.

Of course, do not overdo it with the consumption of dried raisins, they are eaten in moderation, as a dessert or as an ingredient in certain dishes (Easter with cheese, cake, cereal porridge, pudding, muffins, cakes, meat dishes).