Raisins are dried grapes. Raisin varieties depend on the type of grape used. Seedless varieties include the Sultana (also known as "Thompson Seedless" in the USA) and Flame. Raisins are typically sun-dried, but may also be "water-dipped," or dehydrated.
Raisins have a variety of colors (green, black, blue, purple, yellow) and sizes.
Raisins range from about 67% to 72% sugars by weight, most of which is fructose. Raisins, like prunes and apricots, are also high in certainantioxidants. 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.
Serving Size 1 cup, packed (165g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 493Calories from Fat 6
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.8g
Vitamin A 0%
•Vitamin C 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower
depending on your caloric needs.
Great for feeding a crowd on Christmas or any other morning. A great combination of flavors and textures.
The bread soaked in flavored eggs/milk turns out creamy like a perfectly cooked quiche, the back bacon gives just a bit of chew and the bran flakes add just the right crunch.