Long Golden Raisin
These golden raisins
are great for snacking, adding to cereal, cooking, and baking.These are wonderful for adding to cereal or trail mix, and just for snacking on.
Benefits of raisins
include lowered blood pressure and better heart health. Studies have shown that daily consumption of raisins
may significantly lower blood pressure, especially when compared to eating other common snacks, making them one of the best natural remedies for high blood pressure.
As in grapes, raisins
also contain phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol, a polyphenol anti-oxidant, has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, blood cholesterol lowering activities. Studies suggest that resveratrol has been found to have protective action against cancers like melanoma, colon and prostate, and diseases such as coronary heart disease (CHD), degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer's disease and viral/ fungal infections.
Golden and regular raisins are nearly identical in terms of most nutrients and daily value. A 1.5-ounce, single-serving box of either provides about 130 calories, 1.7 grams of fiber, 1.5 grams of protein and 25.5 grams of natural sugar. Each gives you less than 5 percent of your recommended daily intake for calcium, iron, magnesium and most B vitamins. Each provides 5 to 10 percent of the potassium and phosphorus you need each day.Raisins are dense sources of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesi copper, fluoride, and zinc. Copper and manganese are an essential co-factor of antioxidant enzyme, superoxide dismutase. 100 g provides 23% daily requirement levels of iron.