Australian dried grapes are full of natural goodness.
They are high in fibre, a great source of vitamins and antioxidants, and rich in essential minerals such as iron and potassium. They have virtually no fat or cholesterol and are low in sodium.
Dried grapes have a moderate to low glycemic index (GI), which means they provide a slow and steady rise in blood glucose levels for sustained energy. Research shows that including dried grapes in the diet may help with weight loss. Eating dried grapes can increase the release of leptin, a hormone that promotes satiety (a feeling of fullness) and helps control food intake. Their high fibre content can also help you feel fuller for longer, with the additional benefit of improving blood cholesterol levels.
Grapes are also a major source of phenols (plant chemicals with antioxidant activity) and resveratrol, which is believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumour properties and be cardio-protective.
Sultanas contain natural sugars for energy, concentrated dietary fibre, essential minerals and health promoting polyphenol antioxidants.
Seeded raisins are a valuable source of dietary fibre, potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and various other minerals and vitamins.
Although this grape variety is small, currants are high in nutritional value. They are an excellent source of dietary fibre and natural sugars and have three times the antioxidant levels of sultanas.
Sunmuscats contain natural sugars and dietary fibre, as well as essential minerals iron and potassium. They also contain twice the antioxidant levels of sultanas.
Nutritional information per 100g
|– total – sat. fatty acids – trans fatty acids – mono. fatty acids – poly fatty acids||0.4g <1g||<1g <1g <1g <1g <1g||<1g <1g <1g <1g <1g||<1g <1g <1g <1g <1g|
|– total – sugars||65.2g 63.5g||71.1g 69g||65.1g 63.2g||70.8g 67.2g|