Raisins: The Benefits of Dried Fruits and the Different Types to Add to Your Diet
Dried raisins are the perfect healthy snack. They’re sweet, full of flavor, and just the right amount of chewiness. They also have a bunch of health benefits that make them worth including in your diet. But how did this dried fruit come to be? Who gave it its name? And what are these benefits? We have all the answers you need so keep reading!
The Origin of Raisins
Before we get into the benefits of eating raisins, let’s take a quick history lesson. Currants, tiny raisins with a tangy flavor, were first planted in Corinth, Greece where historians believe they got their name, and they were used as a food source for athletes . The Phoenicians and Armenians then began to trade raisins with the Greeks and Romans, who consumed them in large quantities. As the popularity of the raisins grew, so did their value. (Source)
Benefits of Dried Fruits
Today, they’re often eaten as a healthy snack by many people, but they also have some benefits when eaten with certain foods. For example, they can make vegetables more filling and help you stay fuller longer. For athletes, dried fruits are an awesome, low-carb food. Because they’re so dense, they can be a good source of lean protein, vitamins, and minerals. These include potassium, fiber, and vitamin B6. In addition, they may promote a healthier gut microbiome, which can lead to better digestion and reduced risk of chronic disease. And if you’re into gummy sweets, you’ll love eating raisins! They also have little in the way of carbs, meaning that you won’t experience the feeling of sluggishness or hunger that you do when you have a lot of carbs in your diet.
Raisins on the vine
Tradition meets science it is our motto. We are dedicated to producing traditional
products with a new approach, where the final product retains its maximum flavor.
As our facilities are in Corinth, an area where grapes are primarily produced, we
experimented quite early with the drying of grapes and how we can make the
traditional raisin that we all know even better. So, after research and experiments,
we came up with the dried bunch of grapes. Raisin sultana, which is still in its bunch.
Juicy and full of flavor, this raisin is ideal for cheese platters or to accompany your
wine. Made without any chemical or additives and a shelf life of 18 months from its
production, we strongly recommend that you try it at least once.
Learn more about our raisins on the vine here
Types of dried fruits
Any fruit can become dried, this applies to fresh fruit and vegetables as well. In all cases the flavor intensifies and the nutrients become more concentrated. Other than eating raisins you can also enjoy and benefit from: plums, figs, apricots, pears, and apples. You can also benefit from dried vegetables, such as tomatoes, olives, and garlic.
Here at Genuine Tastes we don’t just offer you our dried products, we can also offer our services of drying your agriculture produce.
The best thing about dried fruits is that they’re packed with nutrition. From fiber to vitamins and minerals, dried fruits have more to offer than just the enhanced taste you get with them. Instead, you should opt for them because they make you feel full and satisfied. So if you’re looking for a healthy snack, consider adding a small amount to your daily diet.