Raisins - dried in the sun or in the shade of a berry of grapes. As the product has the greatest culinary use in the Near and Middle East and the Mediterranean. The name of raisins is not the only one. Distinguish such varieties as kishmish, sabza, korinka, bdana, shigani, mannakua. All of them are prepared from different varieties of grapes and their differences are due to differences in the original varieties.
Nutritive properties of raisins:
Raisins - all the useful properties are preserved from the grapes. However, since the concentration of nutrients in it is several times higher than in fresh berries, one should not use it without measure. It contains easily digestible sugars, organic acids (tartaric, malic), pectic and mineral substances (sodium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron), as well as coloring and aromatic substances and a significant amount of water. Grapes are not rich in vitamins: thus, vitamin C contains only 6 mg%, while leaves contain from 110 to 150 mg%. The energy value of 100 grams of grapes is 69 calories.

List of vitamins:

Vitamin A is involved in oxidation-reduction processes, regulation of protein synthesis, promotes normal metabolism, functions of cellular and subcellular membranes, plays an important role in the formation of bones and teeth, as well as fat deposits, is necessary for the growth of new cells, slows down the aging process.

Systemic thiamine deficiency is a causal factor in the development of a number of serious disorders, the leading place in which the lesions of the nervous system occupy. The complex of consequences of thiamine deficiency is known as the beriberi disease.

Vitamin B2 is necessary for the formation of erythrocytes, antibodies, for the regulation of growth and reproductive functions in the body. It is also necessary for the health of the skin, nails, hair growth and in general for the health of the whole organism, including the function of the thyroid gland.

Vitamin B3 dilates the small blood vessels (including the brain), improves microcirculation, has a weak anticoagulant effect, increasing the fibrinolytic activity of the blood. It has detoxification properties.

Vitamin B6 is found in many products. Especially a lot of it is contained in the grain sprouts, walnuts and hazelnuts, spinach, potatoes and carrots, color and cabbage, tomatoes, strawberries, cherries, oranges and lemons, avocados.

Vitamin B9 is essential for the growth and development of the circulatory and immune systems. This vitamin is necessary for the creation and maintenance of healthy cells in a healthy state, so its presence is especially important during periods of rapid development of the body and in early childhood.

Vitamin C is used as a restorative and stimulating immune system for various diseases (colds, oncological, etc.), and also prophylactically with insufficient intake of food, for example, in the winter-spring period.

Vitamin E prevents the formation of thrombi and promotes their absorption. It also improves fertility, reduces and prevents hot flashes in the menopause. Vitamin E is also used in cosmetology to preserve youthful skin, it promotes skin healing and reduces the risk of scar tissue formation.

Vitamin H plays a significant role in the metabolism of bones and connective tissue. It restores healthy skin tone, raises appetite, improves the condition of hair and face, eliminates drowsiness, fights depression. Participates in the restoration of muscle tissue.