Member's Mark Raisins (40 oz.)
Why We Love This
Give your snacking or meals a delicious boost of energy, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals with one sweet solution: raisins!
About this item
- Quality raisins for baking and snacking
- 100% real fruit
Member's Mark™ Raisins (40 oz.) are small, plump and juicy morsels of sweetness made from grapes. Enjoy them as a delicious ingredient in cookies, an addition to your favorite breakfast cereal or yogurt, on salads or just as a snack straight from the bag.
Why Do People Eat Dried Fruits?
Some people may wonder, ‘are raisins a fruit, really?’ The short answer is yes, though some may not know exactly why they count. Raisins are essentially just dried grapes of any color that have had almost all of the water removed. Fruits such as dry grapes have benefits like micronutrients, fiber and antioxidants. They don’t cause major spikes in blood sugar or insulin levels, may improve blood pressure and blood sugar control and decrease cholesterol and inflammatory markers.
How Are Raisins Good For You?
Member’s Mark Raisins are naturally sweet and high in calories and sugar, but they’re beneficial to your health when eaten in moderation. In fact, sun-dried raisins can help boost iron levels, aid digestion and keep your bones strong. There are several factors to consider about the benefits of raisins. One-half cup has about 217 calories and 47 grams of sugar, so raisins aren’t exactly a low-sugar or low-calorie treat. It’s little wonder they are sometimes referred to as ‘nature’s candy.’ One-half cup of sun-dried raisins will give you 3.3 grams of fiber, helping to keep you full for longer, decrease cholesterol, aid your digestion and prevent constipation. If that isn’t enough, sun-dried raisins are also a great source of iron, calcium, boron that keeps your bones and joints healthy, antioxidants and even antimicrobial compounds that fight bacteria in your mouth.
What Are Some Ways to Eat Raisins?
Member’s Mark Raisins can be enjoyed right from the bag, or they can be thrown into a variety of dishes. From breakfasts to desserts to dinners, there are endless possibilities. Put sun-dried raisins into chicken salad, make your own trail mix or granola with them or work them into bread and muffin doughs. Sun-dried raisins also add great flavor to sweet spreads and, surprisingly, even some pasta dishes.