raisin is a dried grape. Raisins are produced in many regions of the world and may be eaten raw or used in cooking, baking, and brewing. In the United Kingdom, Ireland, New Zealand, and Australia, the word raisin is reserved for the dark-colored dried large grape with sultana being a golden-colored dried grape, and currant being a dried small Black Corinth seedless grape.
Raisins are 15% water, 79% carbohydrates (including 4% fiber), 3% protein, and contain negligible fat (table). In a 100 gram reference amount, raisins supply 299 kilocalories and moderate amounts (10–19% DV) of the Daily Value for several dietary minerals, riboflavin, and vitamin B6
Toxicity in animals
Raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. The cause of this is not known.
- Black raisins
- Red raisins
- Green raisins
- Golden raisins