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What is the nutritive value of raisins?

Q: Are raisins high in fibre? When can they be eaten?

A:Raisins are a concentrated source of calories, sugar, and nutrients. They supply a healthy amount of dietary fibre (both soluble and insoluble), as well as some iron, potassium, and B vitamins. The fibre in raisins not only helps with sugar metabolism, but regulates intestinal function and proper elimination and combined with tartaric acid creates a more protective environment in the large intestine, which may help protect against possible cancer development when consumed with a proper diet. Raisins contain energy-giving fructose (low on the glycaemic index), several essential vitamins and minerals, phytochemicals, plus dietary fibre for better health, digestion and blood glucose control. They can be eaten any time of the day, preferably early morning on waking.


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