Raisins โ€“ Ingredient Spotlight

Scientific Name:ย Vitis Vinifera
Alternative Names:ย Dry Grapes, Kismis

We use this ingredient in two of our products โ€“ theย ๐€๐ง๐ญ๐ข-๐ˆ๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ, and Acid Reflux.โฃ

Raisins (along with sultanas and currants) are a great source of antioxidants, including polyphenols. Antioxidants help protect our cells from damage from free radicals. Itโ€™s the ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž ๐ซ๐š๐๐ข๐œ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ฎ๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ข๐ง๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ž๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ.โฃ
For acid reflux, raisins contain many beneficial minerals, eg ๐ข๐ซ๐จ๐ง, ๐œ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ, ๐ฆ๐š๐ ๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฉ๐จ๐ญ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฎ๐ฆ. These are alkaline on the pH scale and help balance acidity levels in the stomach.โฃ
Furthermore, they have antibacterial properties also that can help lower the risk of fever and kill the bacteria. So, just a few a day can help prevent colds and infection.โฃ
Raisins are ๐Ÿ๐š๐ญ-๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž, ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ-๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ž๐ž, ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฒ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก ๐ข๐ง ๐Ÿ๐ข๐›๐ซ๐ž (~4g/100g).โฃ

The only downside is that they are high in sugarย ๐Ÿฌย So, make sure to only ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐ข๐ง ๐ฆ๐จ๐๐ž๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง.โฃ

Other Amazing Benefits of Raisins:

  • May help relieve constipation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Improve blood sugar control
  • Increase feelings of fullness (so can help with weight management)โฃ

Vitamins & Minerals

In just 30 grams of raisins, they contain:

  • Calcium:ย 14 mg
  • Iron:ย 0.5 mg
  • Magnesium:ย 9 mg
  • Potassium:ย 212 mg
  • Sodium:ย 3 mg

FUN FACT: an old folk remedy exists thought to relieve arthritis pain which entails consuming 9ย gin-soaked raisinsย daily. This was before our Anti-Inflammatory mixture was created!โฃย ๐Ÿ˜€

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