Raisins

Description: The size of small pebbles, raisins have wrinkled skins surrounding chewy food - raisinsflesh that tastes like a burst of sugary sweetness. While the colors vary, they are generally a deep brown color, with hints of a purple hue.

Availability: Year Round

Facts: Raisins are produced and consumed all over the world, from Eastern Europe to the West Indies, from the Mediterranean to the Americas. Each culture that consumes raisins cooks with them in different manners, resulting in a large variety of dishes. California produces 95 percent of United States production and about 50 percent of worldwide production.

Serving Size = 1/4 CUP

Food - nutrition label raisinSelection: Avoid darkened or moldy raisins.

Storage: Store unopened containers at room temperature. Refrigerate after opening.

Nutrition Benefits: Fat free; saturated fat free; very low sodium; cholesterol free.

Pigments: oxidized cinnamic acids

Phytochemicals: quercetin, rutin, kaempferol, caftaric acid, coutaric acid, tartaric acid, inulin

ORAC Score: 2830