Black jumbo raisins are our extra large, deliciously sweet and nutritious dried raisins. Used for muesli and cakes, or simply just for snacking, they add a natural sweetness that is unparalleled by other raisins.
This is precisely why black jumbo raisins have been identified as one of the worlds most nutritious and healthy dried fruits which can be easily digested for quick energy. Recent research has proven that regular consumption of these have a direct and positive correlation to a reduced risk of diseases like colon cancer and certain cardiovascular diseases.
Because raisins are rich in carbs, especially natural sugars, they give you a quick boost of energy when you’re feeling sluggish -- without weighing you down. For this reason, raisins make an excellent pre- or post-workout snack. Raisins contain about 130 calories and 31 grams of carbs in each 1/4 cup portion. A 2011 study published in the “Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research” reports that raisins are a feasible energy-boosting alternative to sports jelly beans during high-intensity endurance exercise.
Raisins are nutrient-dense foods. They are one of the few plant-based foods rich in dietary iron, an essential mineral your body requires daily to make proteins that transport oxygen to your body’s cells. Eating raisins daily can help you meet your iron recommended dietary allowance, which is 8 milligrams for men and women over 50, 18 milligrams daily for women of childbearing age, 27 milligrams during pregnancy and 9 milligrams daily for lactating women. Raisins are also rich in potassium, nutrients and antioxidants.