Black raisins are one of the popular dry fruits. Black Raisins should not be judged by their colour, shrivelled, aged, and dry appearance. They are a rich source of fibre, iron, calcium, potassium, and other essential nutrients, that provide you with an energy boost and help you keep your hair and skin glowing. Besides, they make for a quick and simple snack, that can be consumed at any part of the day. Although we widely see them only in sweet dishes adding them as toppings to any not only enhance the taste of your dish but also help you get the nutrients your body deserves. Saying no to junk foods and replacing them with healthy nuts and dry fruits like Black raisins is the first step to good health.

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Black raisins are one of the popular dry fruits, which get their name from their black coloured skin. Black Raisins are called “Kali Kishmish” in Hindi. Black raisins are made out of black Corinth seedless grapes dried under the sun or in a dehydrator. As the popular saying goes, “don’t judge a book by its cover,” raisins should not be judged by their darker colour compared to the other raisin varieties but are tangy and sweet.

Black raisins are generally treated with sulphur dioxide after drying them in a dehydrator. This is why it is recommended to soak them in water for a couple of hours before consuming them. It can help in stripping off the unnecessary minerals on the outer skin for complete absorption of actual nutrition. This way the benefits of black raisins soaked in water doubles up. Black raisins are loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, carbohydrates, calcium and other key nutrients.

i)  AFGHANI BLACK RAISINS

Despite their small size, Afghani Black Raisins are the storage house of energy, fibres, vitamins and minerals. But, it has a natural sweetness quotient to it and hence to get the best health benefits out of this dried fruit, it is essential that it is consumed on daily basis in moderate amount. These Black Raisins can help you fight the premature ageing and it also improves the overall all skin tone of a person. Also, Black Raisins are a great natural source of purifying blood. Sweet and tangy flavored black raisins are loaded with antioxidants, amino acids, calcium, carbohydrates as well as other nutrients. To keep health disorders at bay, daily intake of black raisins is highly recommended by doctors.

Health Benefits of AFGHANI BLACK RAISINS

  • Decreases the likelihood of gum disease and cavities

  • An excellent digestive aid

  • Lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke

  • Manages diabetes

  • Prevents cancer

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ii)  TURKISH BLACK RAISINS

Turkish Raisins are made from dried seedless grapes of Vitis Vinifera L. variety. The large, yellow-green grapes that are dried into these raisins are particularly flavoured and soft.

Health Benefits of TURKISH BLACK RAISINS

  • They have high carbohydrate content hence are a good source of energy

  • They have high vitamin B1 ,B2 and various other minerals.

  • It’s approved beneficial for child growth, curing liver and kidney diseases and inflammation.

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Nutrition value

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  • Total Calories – 408

  • Total Carbohydrates – 107 gm

  • Dietary Fibre – 9.8 gm

  • Potassium – 1284 mg

  • Sodium – 12 mg

  • Proteins – 5.9 gm

  • Vitamin A – 2.1 %

  • Vitamin C – 11 %

  • Calcium – 9.5 %

  • Iron – 26 %

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