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Are Dried Raisins Healthy?

Raisins are not a particularly good source of essential vitamins, but they do provide small amounts of vitamin C, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin E and vitamin K. They are a better source of minerals

A 1.5-ounce box of raisins provides 129 calories, 1.3 grams of protein, 0.2 gram of fat and 34 grams of carbohydrate, including 1.6 grams of fiber. This is about 6 percent of the daily value of 25 grams of fiber you need per day.

Raisins may help lower your after-meal blood glucose levels and promote feelings of fullness, according to a study published in “Nutrition Research” in August 2010.They are also an inexpensive way to get the energy you need during intense exercise sessions, providing similar effects to Sports Jelly Beans, including maintaining appropriate blood glucose levels during exercise, note the authors of a study published in the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research” in November 2011.

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