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Black Raisins

Also Known As : Raisin, Dried black grapes
Technical Name : Vitis vinifera L. var. Apyrena


Taste Profile

They have a sugary taste and a juicy flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Black raisins can be used in Indian desserts, rice dishes and kormas.
  2. They can be added to cookies, breads, muffins, cakes, tarts, pies and puddings.
  3. They can be sprinkled over salalds.
  4. Black raisins can be mixed with nuts and other dried fruits.

Common names and forms

  1. Black Seedless Raisins
  2. Dried Black Raisins
  3. Seedless Black Raisins
  4. Soaked black raisins


Black raisins are the dried form of black corinth seedless grapes. The grapes are dried under the sun or in a dehydrator. Black raisins are dark in colour.

Health benefits

  • Black raisins are an excellent source of antioxidants which keep the blood free from impurities and are helpful for getting clean and clear skin.(1)
  • They are beneficial for hair health as they stimulate hair follicles, prevent hair fall and premature greying of hair.(1)
  • Black raisins are a rich source of iron which is good for people suffering from acute anemia.(1)
  • They contain calcium which helps to treat osteoporosis.(1)

Selection Guide

When buying black raisins, make sure the container or bag is tightly sealed. They should look moist and clean.


Too much consumption of black raisins may lead to weight gain. They are rich in glucose, fructose, sucrose and maltose which can cause increase in blood sugar levels.(2)​

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