Raisins are one of the most popular add-ins for breads and desserts. The two most common varieties of raisins are yellow and black. At Gourmet Nuts and Dried Fruit, we sell golden raisins that are plump, sweet, and deliciously chewy.
About Our Bulk Golden Raisins
Golden Raisins, or dried grapes, have been a part of human history for thousands of years. According to most accounts, raisins were discovered as far back as 2000 CE in Persia and Egypt. Initially, they discovered them by accident, when farmers checking-in on their grape crops. They found the grapes dried and still clinging to grapevines, and became our very loved golden raisins of today!
Interesting fact: Grapes start out as mostly water, with about 78%. After drying them into raisins, the water content reduces to about 15%. To make one pound of raisins requires about five pounds of grapes.
✓ Our bulk Golden Raisins are fantastic when added to baked goods or your morning oatmeal.
✓ They also excel as a sweet and fibrous snack all on their own. Often referred to as “nature’s candy,” Golden Raisins are a satisfying, pragmatic snack at any time of the day.
✓ Also, raisins are sweet and nutritious, and you can mix them into cakes, cookies or breads.
Golden Raisins will keep in your refrigerator or pantry for six to twelve months. We recommend refrigeration of open packages for humid and hot environments. However, if you freeze them, our Golden Raisins will last for up to eighteen months.
Golden Raisins are hailed for their nutritious content. They contain a higher concentration of antioxidant flavonoids (the pigments that give plants their color) than their darker counterparts.
Golden Raisins are also rich in catechins, an antioxidant flavonoid that may improve brain functioning. Theories also suggest that they aid in fat oxidation. Our bulk golden raisins also provide many essential nutrients, being rich in calcium, potassium, iron, and even some B vitamins. They are easy to digest and contain dietary fiber.