Raisins: good for health, bad for trust issues.
Today is national raisin day, and knowing most of you, many will simply look over these little things and groan. When I have a bowl of oatmeal though, these little guys make it a bit more palatable, sometimes I add them to my own version trail mix (10% raisins, 10% mixed nuts, 80% M&M’s). What you may not know though is that these guys can actually lower blood pressure if eaten three times daily, or that they super low in sodium and have no cholesterol? Learn some more facts about these little guys in our five fast facts about raisins
A specific variety of grapes called Sultana are treated in a sulfur dioxide compound, unlike other grapes which are dried using different methods.
A grape loses close to 80% of it’s moisture in order to become a raisin. Sun drying, shade drying and mechanical drying are the three main methods in which this occurs.
Raisins, and by extension Grapes, can cause renal failure in dogs. The cause for this is still unknown.
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