Raisins

 Raisins Key facts Used raw or in cooking, raisins are produced in many parts of the world, including Europe, the Middle East, India and China. High in some antioxidants they lack the vitamin C content of fresh grapes but contain fructose, a naturally occuring sugar.

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Raisin is quite a broad, generic term for a dried white grape. In the past most raisins would contain a few seeds because seedless grapes were uncommon. Now, raisins are usually seedless.

A delicious exception are Muscatel grape raisins, which are large and light, with some of the scented character of the fresh fruit and a tiny seed or two. Lexia raisins are an extra-large Muscatel raisin.

 
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