Black raisin of Corinth. Black raisin, the unknown Greek food treasure has concentrated forms of energy, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and dietary fiber. Raisins come from the dehydration of grapes and belong to the category of fruits, although they are often included in nuts. Corinthian raisins have been cultivated in Greece since the Homeric years, while written references to its trade have existed since the 12th century. Ancient Greek writers such as Herodotus, Plato and Aristotle often referred to raisins and were known as “raisins” or “raisins” or “raisins”. They were used as a means of exchange for the purchase of a slave and were offered as a reward and as a cure for various diseases.
What it offers to the organization:
- Raisins belong to the “nutritious” foods, ie foods that provide sufficient amounts of micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, etc.) in proportion to the calories they provide. More specifically, its main benefits are:
- Its antioxidant and anti-aging properties that strengthen our immune system.
- The fiber it contains fights constipation, lowers cholesterol and the risk of rectal cancer.
- Fights anemia due to its high iron content.
- Reduces retention and blood pressure due to the potassium it contains.
- Through vitamins A and B, its consumption helps in vision, growth, reproduction, metabolism, production of red blood cells and helps improve memory, concentration and mood.
- Containing selenium and catechin protects against cardiovascular disease, colon cancer and regulates the function of the thyroid gland.
- Oleic acid suppresses the growth of germs in the mouth and prevents the development of caries