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Nutritional Benefits to Raisins?

Are there any nutritional benefits to eating raisins? I’ve never really seen any studies on them before, so I’m curious if there are any anti-oxidants or etc. that come from raisins.

Got this from www.nationalraisin.com website:

“Raisins are the original candy�??nature’s candy. They are one of the most nutritious dried fruits in the world. Raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and totally fat-free. They provide many necessary vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, calcium and certain B vitamins. Raisins are a good source of fiber and rich in antioxidants. Raisins are 70% pure fructose (a natural form of sugar) which is easily digested for quick energy”

Hope that helps…

and they are also very acidic! meaning they will help alkalize the body :]

but best to eat them post work out.