California Raisin Marketing Board
A Wise Choice
California Raisins can help meet the goal for fruit and vegetable servings. A 1/4-cup serving of raisins counts as one serving of fruit. It’s one-half of the recommended daily fruit consumption for a child (based on a 1,000 calorie diet) and one of the five to nine recommended daily fruit servings for an adult (for a 2,000 calorie diet).
They are a natural way to add delicious flavor and nutrition to your diet. Convenient and healthy, California Raisins are fat and cholesterol free, high in antioxidants and an excellent source of energy.
California Raisins contain important phytochemicals ranking them among the top antioxidant foods. Raisins are a source of the important mineral patassium, which may help lower blood pressure and prevent heart disease.
California Raisins are the second highest food source of antioxidants, according to a USDA study, withh 2,830 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) units in 100 grams (2/3 cup of raisins. USDA researchers say 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units each day may be recommended for preventitive effects. Regular consumption of antioxidant-containing fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts and whole grain provides protection against oxidations which are related to disease and aging.
California Raisins are great tasting – naturally sweet, tangy, savory and flavorful. They are always perfectly ripe and won’t bruise when packed in a lunch box, briefcase, purse, suitcase or gym bag.
Calfornia Raisins are easy to store and keep on the counter for handy snacking because they require no refrigeration.
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