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Ingredients Certified organic Thompson raisins
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin USA

Delightful black, golden, or green delicacies, these Thompson raisins are perennial favorites of children and adults alike. A tasty ingredient widely used in baking and deserts around the world, Thompson raisins are a healthy snack and compact, high-energy trail food for hikers, campers, kayakers, and mountaineers.

Thompson raisins are dried grapes, either naturally in the sun or in driers. During this process the grapes turn a gorgeous black, golden, or green, concentrating their nutrients, vitamins, and minerals

Health Benefits

Tasty, sweet, and very juicy Thompson raisins are amongst one of North Americas most well know dried fruit. Including Thompson raisins in your diet provides a range of health benefits including:

  • Cancer Prevention: High levels of antioxidants scavenge the free radicals that wreak havoc on the organs and cells. Free radicals lead to the spontaneous growth of cancer cells spurs metastasis. Including raisins in your diet helps prevent cancer from forming, or slows its progress
  • Hypertension: Reduce blood pressure and protect heart health
  • Diabetes: Lowers postprandial insulin response, leveling spikes or dips in insulin levels after meals
  • Anemia: High iron content helps with anemia while high copper and vitamin B complex help form new red blood cells
  • Eye Care: Polyphenolic phytonutrients have antioxidant properties plus vitamin A, A-Beta Carotene and A-Carotenoid are good for eye health
  • Acidosis: Increased acidity can be harmful as it may lead to boils, skin diseases, boils, arthritis, gout, heart disease, tumors and even cancer. Raisins’ potassium and magnesium are antacids effective in neutralizing acids
  • Bone Health: Raisins have high levels of calcium, potassium, and boron for bone formation and the prevention of osteoporosis
  • Dental Care: Oleanolic Acid is crucial to protecting against tooth decay, cavities, and brittleness, preventing streptococcus and gingivitis

Key Nutrition Details

Thompson raisins are a great source of vitamins and minerals. A daily snack of 100 grams contains the following nutrients (% Daily Recommended Intake):

Energy: 3.5%

Carbohydrates: 14%

Protein: 1%

Total Fat: 0.5%

Dietary Fiber: 2%

Folates: 0.5%

Niacin: 1%

Pantothenic acid: 1%

Pyridoxine: 7.5%

Riboflavin: 5%

Thiamin: 6%

Vitamin C: 18%

Vitamin A: 3%

Vitamin E: 1%

Vitamin K: 12%

Sodium: 0%

Potassium: 4%

Calcium: 1%

Copper: 14%

Iron: 4.5%

Magnesium: 2%

Manganese: 3%

Zinc: 0.5%

Interesting Facts

The word “raisin” is derived from the Latin “racemus” meaning “a cluster of grapes or berries”. Humans are thought to have discovered raisins when they encountered grapes drying naturally on a vine. Farmers have been drying grapes from around 1490 B.C here are some more fascinating facts about Thompson raisins:

  • 4 tons of grapes are needed to produce 1 ton of raisins
  • California supplies half of the world’s raisins
  • Their drying process determines raisin’s color. Purplish/black raisins are sun-dried, while light brown raisins are mechanically dehydrated. Golden to bright yellow raisins are mechanically dried and treated with sulfur dioxide while green raisins are dried by air in adobe houses.
  • Raisins have been known to cause renal failure in dogs
  • National Raisin Day is on April 30th
  • National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day is on March 24th
  • California discovered raisins by accident when in 1873, a freak heat wave withered grapes on the vine leading one San Francisco grocer to promote these shriveled grapes as “Peruvian Delicacies”. The rest is food history
  • The American College of Cardiology proved eating raisins three times a day lowers blood pressure.

Organic vs. Conventional

Conventionally grown grapes require significant amount of pesticides, therefore choosing organically grown Thompson raisins is a smart choice from a health perspective.

Storage Tips & Shelf Life

Cool storage is the perfect way to keep raisins. After opening keep raisins in a sealed container in the refrigerator. Raisins will retain all their flavor, color, and nutrition if refrigerated. They can be kept even longer if frozen.

How to Enjoy

Organic Thompson raisins are delicious eaten as they are. However, Thompson raisins are delicious in a range of recipes ideas:

  • Go brilliantly with stone fruit, such as apricots, cherries, almonds, and plums
  • Delicious added to cookies, cakes, macaroons, muffins, and bread
  • Tasty addition to breakfasts with muesli, oatmeal, and granola
  • Brilliant in fruit and nut-based salads
  • Goes well in pie and tart toppings and in desserts, crumbles, compotes, rice puddings, sorbets, gelato, ice cream, smoothies, and even milkshakes
  • Thompson raisins are famously delicious in energy bars and trail mixes
  • Add to Asian, Persian, lamb and rice dishes

Product Details
Ingredients Certified organic Thompson raisins
Allergens Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, sesame, soy, tree nuts
Country of Origin USA

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