Those dried grapes are known as dried grapes, for this, the sweetest grapes are chosen and those that contain less seeds to be dissected.
how are they dissected? Well, after soaking them for a short time in an alkaline solution or in a boiling potash solution, they are dried in the sun and then prepared in loose grains.
Nutritional properties of raisins
After the dried fruits are dissected, their water content is reduced, which results in the concentration of nutrients.
Raisins are an excellent source of potassium, calcium, iron, provitamin A magnesium and niacin or B3, in addition, constitute a source of soluble and insoluble fiber par excellence.
The raisins are a food rich in carbohydrates, because in 100 g. of this fruit they contain 69.30 g. of carbohydrates, in addition, have a high amount of potassium, being 782 mg per 100 g, of raisins.
Preparations with raisins
Raisins serve as a condiment in black blood sausages, some meat loaves and in bird farces, and are included in the alcuzcuz, in the tajimes and in the pilafs.
In many countries they fill them with sardines in papillotes, also, they use them in the port sauce that accompanies the braised ham.
In the bakeries they are used more, because with them they fill the leavened pastas, season the sweets with rice or semolina and enrich the puddings, the breads of grapes and even the biscuits.
In the kitchens of northern Europe, they use raisins mixed with other dried fruits for the preparation of rich dishes.
Benefits for the health of raisins
1. Constipation: Raisins help relieve constipation symptoms thanks to the fibers present in them, swell by the absorption of water.
2. Weight gain: Raisins are very good to increase weight, since they are composed of large amounts of fructose and glucose and provide a lot of energy.
3. Acidosis: Thanks to the high contents of potassium and magnesium, sit manages to reduce acidity, since these have the ability to neutralize acids and thus, help the body to control acidosis.
4. Anemia: Raisins have a large amount of iron, which is a mineral that helps directly treat anemia.
5. Fever: In raisins there is a large amount of phenolic phytonutrientsthey help to cure fever by fighting viral and bacterial infections.
6. Impotence: Raisins have an amino acid called arginine present, which stimulates the libido and induces arousal, so it is beneficial in the treatment of erection problems.
7. Eye care: The raisins contain polyphenol phytonutrients that are very good for eye health, since they have antioxidant properties, as they protect the eyes from damage caused by free radicals, such as macular degeneration and cataracts.