The vine is a small tree belonging to the Vitaceae family. It is widely cultivated for its fruit: the Grape. After harvesting, the grapes can be dried. The drying process concentrates its flavors and nutrients. This nutrient concentration increases the health benefits: antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-fatigue, anti-hypertensive, etc. Moreover, raisins are interesting for athletes. Indeed, rich in potassium and carbohydrates, they fight against muscle cramps and stimulate the formation of glycogen. They are much more than just dried fruits for sportsmen. Indeed, they are of great interest to contribute to the vitamin B9 needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women. Latin name : Vitis vinifera L. Botanical family : Vitaceae. Part used : Fruit.
Raisin is a dry fruit. It therefore contains more sugar than a fresh Raisin, the recommendations of daily consumption are defined. In classic cure or for pleasure, a portion of Raisin is estimated between 20 and 30 g per day, which represents three handfuls of Sultana Grape or Thompson Grape, or two handfuls of Green Grape.
To make the most of their benefits, you can use them :
We advise you to use them during the following meal(s) to take full advantage of their benefits:
You can incorporate them into the following preparations to make them easier to take:
25g of Raisins contain a significant portion of the Population Nutritional Reference (PNR) for the following nutrients Potassium and Vitamin B9. They also contain, to a lesser extent, Selenium, Copper, Fiber and Vitamin K.
As such, Raisins can complement your healthy and varied diet.
Due to their phenolic components, micronutrients and fiber, raisins can improve cardiovascular health parameters. Indeed, they increase the antioxidant capacity of plasma and lower cholesterol levels. Therefore, Raisins contribute to prevent the harmful effects of oxidative stress, to be integrated within a varied and balanced diet.
Raisins protect the heart, because they limit the risks of high blood pressure. High blood pressure increases the workload of the heart, which, in the long run, "tires" it.
Rich in potassium, Raisins are ideal to fight against cramps and other disorders of muscle contraction. Potassium is necessary for the transmission of the nerve impulse: the precursor signal of the muscular contraction.
A diet that does not provide enough fiber promotes constipation. Bringing a few Raisins during the day, increases the intake of fiber. Raisins prevent and fight against digestive transit disorders (see our guide on constipation and diet).
Sluggishness? Choose raisins to stimulate and wake up your body. Mostly composed of sugar, they bring energy to the body. Also, their high vitamin B9 content helps reduce fatigue and prevents pseudo-depression (caused by vitamin B9 deficiency). Finally, they restore the normal functioning of the nervous system by providing copper and potassium.
Raisins contain micronutrients known as immunomodulants, such as copper, selenium and vitamin B9. As part of a balanced diet, Raisins strengthen the immune system.
Raisins help prevent vitamin B9 deficiency anemia (see our Macrocytic Anemia and Diet guide). In addition, they participate in the mobilization of iron to form red blood cells by contributing to copper intakes. Indeed, copper participates in the transport of iron in the blood. On another level, raisins provide vitamin K. This vitamin is essential for blood coagulation.
Raisins help prevent birth defects caused by vitamin B9 deficiency.
The vine is a shrub belonging to the Vitaceae family. It is characterized by a woody stem called sarment and tendrils that allow it to hang. Thanks to the tendrils, the vine climbs easily to vertical supports: a characteristic of lianas. The leaves of the vine have five lobes. The flowers are greenish and grow in clusters. After fertilization, the fruits appear: the grapes.
At The company of the senses, we offer three varieties of raisins. These three varieties have almost the same nutritional properties. So, if you have to choose only one, select it according to your taste preferences:
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