Black raisins : Generally speaking, dried grapes are raisins. As much as there are different varieties of grapes, it is natural that there are also various types of raisins. In the general category, the most common raisins are as follows:
1- Green raisins that are usually in the form of nuts.
2- Black raisins, which are also known as pilaf raisins because of its use in some pilafs, such as lentils.
It’s good to know that there are several ways to turn grapes into raisins, but the best and most useful raisins are grapes that have been dried in the open air and exposed to sunlight or shade instead of chemicals and sulfur. In addition to being in some foods and salads, black raisins are also a flavoring agent in sweets, cakes and desserts.
Sun-drying (sun raisins)
Tie the bunches of grapes to a rope and hang them in the sun. In this method, depending on how sunny the area is and the ambient temperature, it takes 15 to 20 days for the grapes to dry completely. Be sure to choose a place that is away from dust and ambient air pollution.
Also, after a week and the top of the berries are dry, move them to dry the other parts as well. The color of raisins prepared in this way is dark greenish-brown. Remove the dried grapes from the stem and store them in a cool, dry place.
Note: Although this method takes less time, but note that sunlight destroys a large number of vitamins in grapes, especially vitamin A, vitamin B and vitamin C, and reduces the quality of your raisins.
In the section on moist health and the properties of whole raisins, we said that grapes, after drying,
in addition to not losing their properties, increase the amount of sugar and its invigorating effect.
As mentioned before, raisins are rich in vitamins, minerals such as B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium.This nut is also low in fat, low in sodium and high in fiber. The fiber in raisins prevents colon cancer and relieves constipation.
The antioxidant properties of raisins prevent cell destruction and premature aging.In the following, we will mention some of the benefits of raisins.
strengthen the nervous system.
control blood sugar in the body
reduce stress, relieve laziness and lethargy.
strengthen the body and make the mouth fragrant.