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Golden raisins

What are golden raisins? About the ingredient golden raisins. Including 292 recipes with golden raisins, nutrition data, and where to find it.


Raisins are dried grapes. They are produced in many regions of the world. Raisins may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking and brewing.

Raisins are typically sun-dried, but may also be "water-dipped," or dehydrated**.

"Golden raisins" are made from Sultanas, treated with Sulfur Dioxide (SO2), and flame-dried to give them their characteristic color.

Raisins range from about 67% to 72% sugars by weight, most of which is fructose.

Raisins, like prunes and apricots, are also high in certain antioxidants. As with all dried fruits, raisins have a very low vitamin C content.

Raisins are sweet due to their high concentration of sugars. The sugar inside the fruit crystallizes if they are stored for a long period. This makes the dry raisins gritty, but does not affect their usability. The sugar grains dissolve when the raisins are swelled in (hot) water.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, packed (165g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 498Calories from Fat 6
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.8g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.2g 1%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 19mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 131.2g 44%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Sugars 97.7
Protein 5.6g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 9% Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Golden raisins are usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Golden raisins are a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.

How much do golden raisins weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, packed 165
1 cup (not packed) 145

In Chinese:金葡萄干
British (UK) term: Golden raisins
en français:de raisins secs dorés
en español:pasas de oro

Recipes using golden raisins

There are 279 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Baby Greens with Mediterranean Vinaigrette
Baby Routh's Rosemary Muffins with Goat Cheese
Baby Routh's Rosemary Muffins with Goat Cheese (Healthier Verdsion)
Baked Apple Dumplings
Banana Raisin Walnut Muffins

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