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Raisins

Also Known As : Dried grapes, Kismis, Kishmis, kishmish

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

It is sweet in taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Raisin can be stored in an airtight container for up to 6 months.
  2. Once opened, they should be kept in a cool, dry place.
  3. Wash them before use if dusty.
  4. They can be eaten raw or can be added to dishes.
  5. They can be used in cookies, cakes, puddings and desserts as an ingredient for added taste.
  6. They are used in halwa and kheer recipes.
  7. They can be sprinkled over fruit salads or ice creams.

Common names and forms

  1. Dry Raisins
  2. Kishmish (Natural)
  3. Kismis
  4. Organic Raisins
  5. Premium Exotic Raisins
  6. Raisin
  7. Raisins (Kishmish)

Description

Raisins are obtained by drying grapes, either in the sun or in driers. This turns the grapes into golden, green or black dried fruit gems. They can vary in size. They have a wrinkled skin with chewy flesh. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada, the raisins are mostly the dark colored raisin. The golden colored raisin are called sultana and the smaller black ones are called currant.

Health benefits

  • Raisin contains fiber that helps to regulate bowel movements, and ultimately helps to give relief from constipation.(1)
  • They contain a considerable amount of iron, which helps in the treatment of anemia.(1)
  • They are rich in calcium, which strengthens and helps to remineralize tooth enamel.(1)
  • They contain high levels of antioxidants that include catechins and polyphenolic phytonutrients, which protect against the damage caused by free radicals.(1)
  • They also help to promote bone health.(1)

Selection Guide

Squeeze and shake the package to see if the raisins are soft. If they rattle inside, it means that they are dried out. When buying raisins in bulk, select moist looking, clean fruit. Avoid buying raisins in bulk from uncovered bins.

Note

Consuming Raisins may cause vomiting, diarrhoea and fever.(2)

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