A nutritionist: Raisins aren’t bad for you
Raisin, the world’s most popular fruit, is a nutritious treat with a long history of nutritional benefits, a nutritionist has said.
“They are a very nutritious fruit,” Dr Jennifer Nadeau said.
Dr Nadeaux was speaking to Al Jazeera’s Food Matters podcast.
The nutritionist said there are numerous studies that have demonstrated that raisines, in particular, contain calcium and magnesium.
Raisines contain calcium, magnesium and vitamins B1 and B2, the nutritionist added.
Dr Jennifer, who also runs the Nutrition Nutrition Blog, said raisin’s high content of iron, phosphorus, zinc and potassium is a good way to keep the heart healthy.
But, she said, the amount of fat in the fruit is often low, meaning that the amount you need to eat to achieve the same amount of health benefits as a slice of cake is much less.
Al Jazeera and The Associated Press