Raisins are dried form of grapes Vitis vinifera. These are sweet, tasty and very nutritious. You can eat it like a healthy snack. As a snack it supports appetite and helps in weight control. Although raisins are sweet but these do not contributes to dental cavities because of its antibacterial properties.
Raisins nutritional value
Raisins are good source of vitamins, flavonoids and antioxidants. In 100 grams or 2/3 cup serving you get calories (300) with carbohydrate (79.2 gm), fiber (4 gms), protein (3 gm), potassium (750 mg), calcium (49 mg), copper (0.31 mg), magnesium (33 mg), manganese(0.31 mg), phosphorous ( 97 mg), sodium (12 mg), zinc (0.27 mg ), ascorbic acid (3.3 mg), vitamin B6 (0.25 mg), sugar (60 gm) and iron (2 gm).
Benefits of eating raisins
- Rich in trace mineral boron which is required in body for bone health
Antioxidant which prevents free radical damage of cells
- Good source of dietary ?ber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and potassium.
- Reduces risk cardiovascular disease
- Reduces risk of obesity
- Good for eyes
- Postmenopausal women should eat raisins as this prevents loss of magnesium and calcium
Good source of flavonoid such as myricetin which is anti-inflammatory, antitumor and antioxidant.