Health Benefits of Dried Raisins
The dried raisins are a good source of antioxidants, including resveratrol, a molecule which has been associated with anti-inflammatory, anticancer benefits and can reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. It also appears that resveratrol is able to protect against several cancers including melanoma, colon cancer and prostate cancer, as well as Alzheimer and other neurodegenerative diseases, by stroke and viral or fungal infections.
Copper and manganese may help fight oxidative stress, while anthocyanins may exert anti-allergic, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and anticancer actions. Its fibers can promote good digestive function, reduce the risk of bowel cancer and the absorption of sugar and cholesterol. Iron is important for the production of red blood cells and the potassium protects cardiovascular health. Finally, the vitamins of the B group are important for a good metabolism.Raisins can be treated with sulfur dioxide, this molecule in sensitive people can exacerbate asthma and allergic reactions.