Raisins are dried grapes/currants. However, unlike fresh grapes, they indeed are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals.As in grapes, raisins also contain phytochemical compound resveratrol. Resveratrol, a polyphenol anti-oxidant, has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, blood cholesterol lowering activities.In addition, resveratrol reduces stroke risk. They are free of gluten toxin and can be consumed by people who do not tolerate gluten as an alternative healthy food.Raisins are dense sources of minerals like calcium, iron, manganese, magnesium 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. Moreover, they are rich in heart-healthy electrolyte, potassium. By countering pressing effects of sodium, it reduces heart rate& blood pressure.
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