Good Chefs! What you are today? Today we bring a post to talk about a dried fruit very recurrent in our dishes: Raisins. This food has been used since the Middle Ages and formed part of the traditional cuisine of many countries. Little by little this food was spreading around the world, giving rise to different types and qualities. In Spain, specifically, the grapes of Malaga are known for their great quality, their sweetness, their seeds and their large size.
These dry fruits contain fructose and glucose, so that it is not desirable to abuse them, especially if we are diabetic. In addition to this, they contain no cholesterol, are low in sodium, contain protein, plenty of fiber and a high content of antioxidants. However, the amount of vitamin C it contains is lower than that of the fresh fruit of the grape conventional.
You can incorporate these raisins in all kinds of dishes: both sweet and savory, as in the case of this beef Tenderloin with mushrooms, raisins and mashed potatoes to the paprika that you leave here. Do you want to know more about this nut? So very attentive!
But, where do these nuts? Its origins are very simple, the raisins are obtained by dehydrating a fresh grape and due to its simplicity and great taste, food is one of the most prized for cooking or for snacking. Do not you convinced? So get ready to learn about the six reasons final , you will want to incorporate these raisins to your routine food:
A great alternative to chocolate
These nuts are, without a doubt, the most recurrent in the world of baking. This is due to its bittersweet taste, its texture soft and fleshy and sweet taste that can substitute for other less healthy options, such as chocolate.
If still you can’t think of any dessert recipe to which you can add to this food, don’t worry because you’re out of luck. Take a look at this Pudding of brioche, apple, and raisinsand go ahead to prepare a treat for your own. I will not disappoint you!
Help filling you up
The raisins can be a great alternative as a snack, over and above other products processed or high in saturated fats. For this reason, they are of great utility if you’re on a diet, to reduce sugar in your diet and lose weight by protecting the body with its properties. According to several studies, it has been shown that the consumption of these raisins, especially in children, induces to cause satiety and help not to eat more food later on.
In this way, both you and yours, leave of go to pastries, sweets or other sources of sugars are harmful.
Due to its properties as a laxative and rich in fiber, the raisins can make you enjoy a optimal intestinal health. It is recommended that you incorporate into the first hour of the morning, and if you can on an empty stomach, to improve and regulate your intestinal transit and fight constipation. You can add them to your breakfast, in your yogurt or in your fruit smoothie.
Neutralize the acidity of our pH
Acidosis is a state in which the pH of the blood decreases, something quite negative, as they can significantly affect the organs of our body, as well as can also appear with more frequency inflammatory diseases, tumors, arthritis, skin diseases, or even cancer. But don’t worry, these raisins and its high content of magnesium and potassium to help neutralize the development of these acids and enjoy a health of iron.
Help protect our heart and reduce hypertension
The raisins help us to reduce blood pressure and protect the health of our heart. This is thanks to their high amount of potassium, a mineral that helps to cleanse the blood vessels and improve good circulation of our blood. However, one thing that we have to keep in mind is that this snack sweet contains sugar and glucose, so its intake must always be moderate.
A handful of raisins a day will be enough to enjoy all its benefits without undesirable side effects.
Good for bone health
These raisins contain high amounts of calcium and magnesium, nutrients essential for the proper development of the bones and joints. It will also help protect your bones against osteoporosis. For all this, it is a food highly recommended for pregnant women, a period in which the body needs large proportions of calcium, as in breastfeeding.
In case outside little, also can help women suffering from the consequences of the menopause, as the loss of bone mass in your bones or the appearance of diseases such as arthritis or osteoarthritis. This is thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, in addition to the large amount of calcium. Finally, the raisins also help to prevent the onset of cramps in our tendons and joints.