There have been relatively few studies conducted on the health benefits of dried fruits; however, over the past few years research has begun to uncover the health benefits of raisins. Studies have shown that raisins contain significant amounts of the flavonols quercetin and kaempferol and the phenolic acids caftaric and coutaric. These compounds may be responsible for some of the health benefits that have been reported with raisin consumption. In a special supplement of the Journal of Food Science, several studies review the latest research on the health benefits of raisins. These studies reveal the nutritional and phytonutrient content of raisins, explore how they can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and dental caries, and evaluate raisins’ impact on satiety and energy intake.
JFS Raisin Supplement