Raisins

Raisins are dried grapes. They are produced in many countries around the world and can be eaten raw or used in savoury dishes, cakes and pastries. Raisins can be made on the vine by drying the grapes in the sun, or by other means.

Benefits:

  • Grapes are rich in sodium, potassium and vitamin B.
  • They are also rich in fibre, giving them a laxative effect.
  • They are an important source of energy due to their high sugar and carbohydrate content. They are highly recommended in cases of mental exertion and physical wear and tear; for example, among children, athletes or students.

Uses:

- Food:

  • Grapes are mainly used for making wine.
  • Once dried as raisins they have a variety of uses as a dessert or snack and in salads, cakes, pastries and recipes for sauces.

- Beauty: o Grapes are widely used as an ingredient in cosmetics because they are one of the best emollients there is. They moisturise and help recover the skin from the effects of dryness, while also protecting and enhancing it.