Ten fun facts about Raisins
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The word raisin means 'grape' in French, while an actual dried grape is 'raisin sec'.
Raisins can be green, black, blue, purple or yellow depending on what kind of grape is used.
Although the cause is unknown, raisins have been known to cause renal failure in dogs.
They can contain up to 72% sugars, which is mostly fructose and glucose.Fact 5
Eating raisins three times a day has been proven by the American College of Cardiology to lower blood pressure.Fact 6
The raisins that are golden in color are treated with sulfur dioxide; that's what gives them their color.Fact 7
In ancient Roman times, one slave could be traded for two jars of raisins.Fact 8
April 30th is now celebrated as "National Raisin Day".Fact 9
It can take up to 4 tons of grapes to produce 1 ton of raisins.Fact 10
While half of the world's supply of raisins are grown in California, Fresno is the Raisin Capital of the World. Click here for more food facts ❯
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