Golden raisins are made from Sultana or other types of seedless, yellow grapes. This type of raisin is well-known for its bright color and sweet, juicy taste. The bright color is a result of grapes being exposed to Sulfur dioxide during the process of dehydration. Adding sulfur to grapes is what distinguished this type of raisin from the rest. The amount of sulfur added to grapes is according to global food standards which Fooka, as a professional Iranian raisins supplier, respects accurately. This product is especially favored by the food industry, amateur gourmands, and chefs. In this article, we are going to explain the benefits of golden raisins andreasons behind the popularity of this type of raisin and why you may want to choose them over other types of raisins.
Health benefits of Golden raisins 💛
All types of raisins come from different types of grapes. But are they also different in nutritional value?
The difference in the nutritional value of different types of Iranian raisins is so little that can be easily ignored. All of them are rich in many minerals and Vitamins and can benefit the human body in many ways. As for Golden raisins, they have a slightly higher level of flavonoids and so they can have a stronger antioxidant effect compared to regular raisins. Besides that, they have similar benefits to other types of raisins that we are going to talk about briefly.
Skin care and beauty
Raisins are a great source of antioxidants that protect skin cells against the bad effects of reactive oxygen species. You may have seen their name many times on skin care products such as face creams, serums, and toners. Antioxidants can slow down the process of aging and make the skin look brighter. Vitamin C is also another well-known skin-friendly product that, by accelerating the production of collagen, makes the skin look fresh.
Golden raisins contain a high amount of both antioxidants and Vitamin C. Compared to many sweet snacks which have the exact opposite effect on the skin, you do not need to worry about acne while eating raisins in moderation. Be at ease that they will protect your skin alongside other skin products you may use.
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Bone health and cancer prevention
Another essential role that antioxidants play in the body is to prevent free radicals from damaging the cells, which makes golden raisins a great choice for people who want to reduce the risk of cancer or are currently involved with it and are receiving treatment.
Raisins are proven to have anticarcinogenic effects on the body, especially when it comes to colon cancer. They reduce inflammation by decreasing TNF-α, an inflammatory cytokine produced by macrophages.
The presence of Boron and iron in raisins makes them a great choice for people concerned about their bone health. Adding soaked raisins to your diet can increase the absorption of beneficial nutrients for bone and joints when used in moderation.
Oral and gum health
Sweets have always been known as enemies of dental health and teeth. Sweets can indeed harm them, and it is also true that raisins are rich in carbohydrates, which is a type of sugar. So can they be considered a threat to your dental health? The answer is no; some phytochemicals found in raisins are good for dental health as they make dental plaque less sticky, resulting in it being easily removed; The myth of raisins being stickier than many foods is not true.
Even though golden raisins are about 70 percent pure sugar, they cause less acid to be produced in the mouth and don’t appear to harm the teeth. Raisins also contain phytonutrients that can prevent the adherence of bacteria in the mouth. This will improve your resistance again gum and oral diseases.
Blood pressure and diabetes control
The high amount of potassium found in raisins can help blood vessels in blood circulation and thus they can help the body control the level of blood pressure. This will as well lower the risk of heart diseases such as stroke. Also, the high amount of fiber in golden raisins can lower the level of bad cholesterol. For people with diabetes who are occasionally at risk of a drop in their blood sugar level, raisins are healthy substitutes for sugary treats as consuming them in moderation won’t trigger blood sugar spikes.
Digestive health | benefits of eating golden raisins
Digestive problems are very common among people regardless of their age. The considerable amount of fiber in Iranian golden raisins plays a crucial role in the digestive system. Being rich in both soluble and insoluble fibers, they can lower fat absorption and prevent digestive-relevant diseases such as constipation and diarrhea. By making you feel full for a longer period they can be of great help to you if you want to lose weight.
Where and how to use Iranian Golden raisins
Yellow raisins benefits are slightly juicier than normal raisins and so, they are more popular to be used in recipes than only used as a snack. You may have seen them many times in foods and cakes, in patisseries or supermarkets. The food industry prefers to use Golden raisins because of many reasons. The shelf life of golden raisins is longer than other types of raisins as it contains Sulfur dioxide as a preserver. The Sulfur dioxide added to them also preserves the color of grapes in the process of dehydration and the final product won’t get brown.
Golden raisins especially go well with yogurt, bagels, salads, cereal and many traditional plates, either oriental or occidental. As they are dehydrated mechanically, and not under the sun, they maintain a soft and moister texture and won’t get too dry. They also generate a lot of heat in the body and so they make a perfect combination when mixed with ingredients that are cooling. You can learn a few tricks here about how to make a delicious meal using them.
Iranian Golden raisins have good reasons to stand out among different types of raisins . They are nicely shaped, have a vivid, golden color, are slightly sweeter and juicier, have a longer shelf-life and possess slightly higher nutritional value.
We in Fooka have always been confident in the quality of our Iranian golden raisins as our team gathers grapes from the best vineyards in Iran and dries them with great care. We hope to share the pleasure of eating this dried fruit with you.