Creating organic raisins begins by growing grapes using certified organic principles. To grow organic grapes, farmers must avoid a list of banned chemicals, including the most common pesticides. This reduces or removes all pesticide use, leaving only the grapes, which are then dried in the sun to become raisins.
Raisins are a go-to snack or treat due to their sweetness and nutrient content, and eating them in their organic form may lower your chance of exposure to pesticide residue. Nearly all non-organic raisins have pesticide residue, studies show.
Organic raisins are a healthier alternative to non-organic raisins and are a good source of energy and nutrients.
One small box (1.5 ounces) of organic raisins contains:
- Calories: 129
- Protein: 1.3 grams
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Carbohydrates: 34 grams
- Fiber: 1.5 grams
- Sugar: 25.5 grams