Sultana Raisins are unreplaceable as a healthy member of the dried fruits category. These golden, green or black little delicious things are favorites of almost everyone.
Raisins are dried raisins/currants. However, unlike fresh raisins they indeed are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals. On a weight per weight comparison basis, 100 g of dried raisins hold 249 calories, several times more fiber, vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants than the fresh raisins. Dried Raisins, however, contain fewer amounts of vitamin-C, folic acid, carotenes, lutein and xanthins than fresh raisins.
Raisins are currants or dried grapes. Unlike fresh grapes, they are concentrated and very rich in energy, electrolytes, vitamins and minerals. They are fully packed with poly phenolics anti-oxidants and dietary fiber that are beneficial to the health. There are several benefits raisins can offer.
Health Benefits :
1. Quick relief from Constipation,
2. Improves the iron content in the blood,
3. Reduces fever,
4. Help in weight gain,
5. Provides eye care,
6. Improves the health of the bones
When we think of dry fruits it is rather impossible to forget about raisins. The green, golden or even black colored raisins are favorites for people of any age group. Raisins are used worldwide in several cuisines, although it is used mainly in desserts and some snacks. Raisins are excellent food for trekkers and mountaineers too as they provide a great deal of energy.
Raisins are excellent if you are looking to add more weight. This is because they are full of glucose and fructose that gives us lot of energy. Any athlete or body builder cannot stay away from the consumption of raisin. This gives a lot of energy without adding to the cholesterol. There are many amino acids, vitamins and minerals in raisins that can help absorption of proteins and other nutrients in the body.
Raisins can keep us away from acidosis which means, elimination of toxic waste. The presence of acids in the body is not good and can lead to lot of other complications like boils, gout, skin diseases and can also trigger the damage to the internal organs. This if left neglected can lead to cancer as well. Raisins are excellent source of magnesium and potassium; which means they can help in reducing the acidity by neutralizing them.
Raisins contain a lot of iron and can treat anemia. It also has vitamin-B complex that is an important component for formation of blood. The copper present in them helps in the formation of red blood cells.
Raisins are a high source of Phytonutrients that contains germicidal and anti oxidant properties. This can help cure fever by improving the immunity of the body and help it fight against several bacterial and viral infections.
Raisins are one good source of Boron that is important for bone formation and calcium absorption. Boron helps in the prevention of osteoporosis that is mostly induced by menopause. It strengthens joints and bones.
Raisins also contain Catechin which is an anti oxidant and effective for tumor prevention and colon cancer. The fibers that are present in raisins help in the process of bile excretion and also aids in burning of bad cholesterol assuring you a great cardiac health