Golden Raisins, a healthy option with Widespread Appeal
Raisins are dried grapes/currants. However, unlike fresh grapes, they indeed are rich and concentrated sources of energy, vitamins, electrolytes, and minerals. On a weight per weight comparison basis, 100 g of dried grapes hold 249 calories, several times more fiber, vitamins, minerals and polyphenol antioxidants than the fresh grapes. Raisins, however, contain fewer amounts of vitamin-C, folic acid, carotenes, lutein and xanthins than fresh grapes.
Golden raisins are a seedless variety of raisins also called ‘kishmish’ or ‘Sultana’. Golden raisins originated from the Ottoman Empire but presently Australia and Turkey are the major producers in the world. In India these are grown in Maharashtra and Karnataka. We at Platter Fresh procure the best variety of Golden Raisins directly from the farmers and send it to you when you buy golden raisins online.
Golden or yellow raisins are made from the regular grapes sold in the market. For golden raisins the grapes are coated with sulphur dioxide after being dipped in warm water to retain its golden color through the process. They are then placed on wooden trays and blow dried to speed up the process of drying. The whole process takes one day or 24 hours.
Golden raisins are high in carbohydrates and calories besides being a good source of Vitamin B, iron and potassium. Golden raisins help to lower blood pressure, improve cardiovascular health and speed up metabolism. If you want to get maximum nutritional value of this dried fruit, it is best to eat it raw. These are used in bakery products like cakes, cookies, pies, puddings and muffins. Raisins taste great when added to Indian desserts like Kheer, Phirni or Gajar Halwa. Using raisins in several dishes like chicken, rice or vegetables can enhance their taste to a great extent.
Raisins can be stored in airtight containers to retain their moisture and freshness. Buy Golden Raisins online availing its innumerable benefits.