Raisins are dried grapes consumed worldwide that contain beneficial components for human health. They are rich in fiber and phytochemicals such as phenolic compounds. Despite a 60% sugar content, several studies have reported health-promoting properties for raisins. It has been demonstrated that raisins possess a low-to-moderate glycemic index, which makes them a healthy snack. They seem to contribute to a better diet quality and may reduce appetite.
Iran is the third largest exporter of raisin in the world by exporting 92,000 tons (7% global Consumption) of raisins.
Health Benefits of Raisins:
Eating raisins help increase bone density and also help reduce the risk of arthritis and gout. As mentioned before, raisins are rich in fiber which provide a laxative effect to the stomach.