Raisins are nature’s original candy – and one of the world’s most nutritious dried fruits.
Sweet, tasty raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and virtually fat-free. They provide many necessary vitamins and minerals to your diet, including iron and potas- sium. Maybe best of all, they’re 70 percent pure fructose, a natural form of sugar, that’s easily digested for quick energy.
Due to the high sugar content in raisins, they don’t need preservatives to keep them fresh. Also, raisins will keep their flavor, color and nutritional value for up to 15 months when stored between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Raisins can also be frozen and thawed easily for later use.
Store your raisins in an airtight container to keep them fresh, soft and free from humidity that can cause the fruit sugar to crystallize on the raisins’ skin. Also, store your raisins away from brick and concrete walls where they can absorb moisture.