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4/30/20 TODAY IS NATIONAL RAISIN DAY! and raisin lovers will be celebrating nationwide by snacking, baking and cooking with this little superfruit. Here are just a few of the many reasons why raisins are worth celebrating. California raisins are 100% natural …More>

08/05/15 NEW RESEARCH ANNOUNCED TODAY AT THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DIABETES EDUCATORS ANNUAL MEETING – New research announced today at the American Association of Diabetes Educators Annual Meeting suggests that California Raisins – an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun, no-sugar added fruit – can positively affect glucose levels…More »

6/21/12 NEW STUDY: SNACKING ON RAISINS SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCES OVERALL POST-­MEAL BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS  –New research debuted at the American Diabetes Association’s 72nd Annual Scientific Session suggests eating raisins three time a day may significantly lower postprandial (post-meal) glucose levels when compared to common alternative snacks of equal caloric value.  The study was conducted at More »

6/1/12 NEW STUDY: SNACKING ON RAISINS CONTROLS HUNGER, PROMOTES SATIETY IN CHILDREN New research recently announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting …More »

3/29/2012  NEW, FIRST OF ITS KIND STUDY SHOWS ROUTINE CONSUMPTION OF CALIFORNIA RAISINS MAY SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER BLOOD PRESSURENew research announced at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientfic Session suggests eating California Raisins three times a day may significantly lower blood pressure among individuals with slightly higher than normal blood pressure, More »

6/2011 CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD, PASTRY CHICAGO ANNOUNCE RESULTS TO AMATEUR/STUDENT COOKIE COMPETITION  As reported by Snack Food & Wholesale Bakery, the Dancing California Raisin along with the California Raisin Marketing Board returned for Pastry Chicago’s Amateur/Student Cookie Competition at Whole Foods Market.  More »

4/2011 California Raisins is pleased to annouce cookie winnersThe California Raisin Marketing Board is pleased to announce the winners of Pastry Chicago’s fourth annual Raisin Cookie Competition hosted at the Whole Foods at Lincoln Park, Chicago. The April 16 competition included a total of 25 bakers and more than 70 spectators More »

1/20/2011  More Pie, Please! The California Raisin Marketing Board Offers Pie Recipes In Support of One of the Year’s Hottest Food Trends – Pie, an all-time American dessert classic, is making a sweet resurgence in 2011. With epicurean insiders predicting it to be one of the year’s hottest food trends, pie lovers are raising a fork of support and rejoicing on January 23 for National Pie Day. If one day in praise of pie is simply not enough, on April 9-10, the Great American Pie Festival will showcase a national bake-off to recognize the best-of-the-best among this celebrated dessert stapleMore »

5/6/2010   Andrea Spring Earns Top Honors for Chocolate Walnut Raisin Pie, Marking First-Time Best of Show Win for the Raisin CategoryIt was a proud day for the California Raisin Marketing Board and for Andrea Spring of Bradenton, Fla., as the restaurant owner took Best in Show in the professional division of the 16th Annual American Pie Council® (APC)/ Crisco® 2010 National Pie Championships® for her Chocolate Walnut Raisin PieMore »

12/06/2011  CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD SPONSORS SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY GRAPE SYMPOSIUM IN EASTON, CA– California grape growers are invited to attend the San Joaquin Valley Grape Symposium on Jan. 4, hosted by the California Raisin Marketing Board in collaboration with UC-Cooperative Extension to hear what the industry has been cultivating in the last year. More »

– The California Raisin Marketing Board is pleased to announce the winners of its 4th annual “America’s Best Raisin Bread Contest” hosted at the American Institute of Baking (AIB) in Manhattan, Kan., on October 14-15. The competition included a total of 37 finalists, made up of both professional and student bakers from across the country in the artisan and commercial… More »

8/24/2009  California Raisins and Television Star Alison Sweeney Raise Awareness About Feeding America’s Childhood Hunger Initiatives More than 12 million children in America are at risk of hunger. Despite classrooms being back in session a time when many children will find some relief in going back to the free or reduced-price school meals – help is still needed on weekends and school breaks when assistance is not available. That’s why California Raisins, today, announced a partnership with “Days of ourMore »