From the extensive list of dried fruits, raisins are the most common and favorite delicacy.
Each raisin, in spite of its small size, is a source of valuable, necessary and extremely useful substances for the body.
In the composition of raisins: 79.5-87.5% of sugar (the sugar content is fructose and glucose in dry berries is 8 times higher than in fresh berries), 2.1-2.9% of nitrogenous substances, 0.7-2, 3% of acids (organic acids are present: tartaric and oleanolic), 1.3% is cellulose, 2-2.9% ash, 16-22% moisture. The vitamin series is very broad, the composition of raisins includes A, B1, B2, B5 and B6, C. Also in the raisins contains: iron, boron, magnesium, calcium, potassium, chlorine, phosphorus.
The beneficial properties of raisins are explained by the benefits of fresh grapes, but the content of valuable substances in it is 10 times higher than in fresh berries. Due to the high content of B vitamins, raisins are valued for their ability to strengthen the nervous system, improve sleep. It can be used as a sedative, relieving tension and fatigue.
Almost all systems and organs of the human body are subject to the curative effects of raisins. This dried fruit is used as a remedy for anemia, fever, digestive disorders, and diseases of the heart and kidneys. Also raisins will be useful for people with hair loss.
Raisins are useful in pregnancy for women with low hemoglobin and iron deficiency. Lack of iron and low hemoglobin in the blood have a bad effect on nutrition and fetal development. Raisins and dried apricots are a wonderful combination that significantly increases the body's iron content during pregnancy. The need for calcium during pregnancy doubles, and raisins are also an excellent source of this mineral substance. Mothers who breastfeed their babies can increase the milk flow and improve lactation by including raisin-containing dishes in their menu.
Despite its high energy value, raisins are highly valued as a dietary product.