Health & Nutrition Benefits of California Raisins
One serving of Raisins is 40 grams, about 1/4 cup.
Raisin Nutrition Facts
- Raisins are fat-free, sodium-free, and cholesterol-free.
- Raisins have about 2 grams of fiber or 9% of the Daily Value.
A 40-gram (1/4 cup) serving provides:
• 306mg potassium (9% of the DV)
• 14mg calcium (2% of the DV)
• 1mg iron (6% of the DV)
- This 40-gram serving of Raisins provides nearly 31 grams of carbohydrate composed mostly of glucose and fructose.
- A 40-gram serving of California Raisins is an easy way to add a serving of fruit to help reach the daily recommended of 9 to 13 servings of fruits and vegetables everyday.
- Raisins contain catechins, a family of readily absorbable antioxidants that have been shown to reduce cancerous colon tumors. Also, Raisins are rated as the second highest source of antioxidants by ORAC.
- California Raisins like the other California Dried Fruits deliver fiber for heart and colon health while improving cholesterol levels.
- Recent research at the University of Chicago, shows that oleanic acid and other compounds in raisins help to prevent periodontal and gum disease.
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