Raise a toast to raisins – they are packed with nutrition
12/2/2015 3:12:21 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Feel like having something sweet? Instead of reaching out for a pack of sweets, opt for a handful of raisins. These will curb your sugar cravings and what’s more, they are healthy too.
Raisins were discovered accidentally, when grapes dried on the vine. Historians claim that the Phoenicians and Armenians were the first nations to produce raisins. Phoenicians established vineyards in Spain and Greece that were fit for cultivating raisins and the Armenians established their vineyards in Iran, Turkey and Iraq. In Greece and Rome, there was a high demand for raisins and then other countries started to use raisins as well.
The word raisin dates back to Middle English and is a loanword from Old French; raisin means “grape. Raisin varieties depend on the type of grape used. Raisins are typically sun-dried, but may also be “water-dipped,” or dehydrated.
Today raisins are used extensively and are valued for their high nutrition. Here are a few of its health properties:
So get a handful of these healthy sweet delights.