In a large salad bowl, mix orange peel, orange juice, vinegar and raisins. Core and thinly slice pears. Combine pears and onion with dressing. Allow to stand to blend flavors and plump raisins for about 20 minutes. Just before serving, add spinach to bowl; toss gently to coat with dressing.



  • 1 Teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 Cup orange juice
  • 1/2 Cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Cup California golden raisins



  • 2 firm ripe pears
  • 3/4 Cup thinly sliced red onion, rinsed
  • 1 Package (10 ounces) prewashed spinach leaves

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 120 (Calories from Fat 3%); Total Fat 0 ( Saturated Fat 0; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 0; Sodium 330; Potassium 452; Total Carbohydrate 30; Dietary Fiber 2; Sugars 23; Protein 2; Calcium 55; Iron 1;

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Raisins are great food choices for most individuals, including those with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).
- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.