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Are Raisins Healthy?

by Fabian Jackson

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Whether they were a key component of your childhood lunch box, or they’re the star of your morning porridge, raisins are pretty tasty. But are they actually good for us? 

Raisins

Raisins started life as grapes that were then traditionally dried in the sun or, on a larger scale, in food dehydrators. They’re a common snack and anyone feeling sentimental will be able to picture their colourful, individual paper cartons from their playground days. 

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Are raisins healthy?

Although they’re small and shrivelled, don’t let their appearance fool you. They might not look it, but raisins are nutrient-dense and full of goodies. They’re a great natural sweetener and can also aid digestion, help boost iron levels, and even keep your bones healthy and strong.

In a portion of raisins, you’ll also find good levels of dietary fibre, antioxidants and antimicrobial compounds, which are key in mouth health. 

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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