Ten fun facts about Raisins


Fact 1
The word raisin means 'grape' in French, while an actual dried grape is 'raisin sec'.

Fact 2
Raisins can be green, black, blue, purple or yellow depending on what kind of grape is used.

Fact 3
Although the cause is unknown, raisins have been known to cause renal failure in dogs.


Fact 4
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.


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