These petite, organic Hunza Raisins have the classic "golden raisin" color and tender sweet flavor. These are an heirloom variety that is not genetically modified, in fact you will almost be able to detect the small seeds protected in the center of this fruit. Our Hunza Raisins are from the pristine mountainous Hunza region of Pakistan. Grown 6,000 - 9,000 feet above sea level, they are irrigated by mineral-rich glacial melt waters from high altitudes. Ancient organic farming methods insure the preservation of the 2 foot thick top soil saturated with life that infuses each fruit. The raisins are allowed to attain full maturity, ripeness, and flavor before picking, ensuring they are especially nutrient-dense. After being hand picked at the peak of life, they are sun-dried in clean mountain air. These treasured raisins are an exquisite raw food that will please your palate, your conscience, and your body.
Historical Perspective: Ahh. . . the fruit of the vine. An ancient celebrated fruit cherished by both priests and peasants. The drying of grapes into raisins has been practiced since ancient times. Raisins were produced in Persia and Egypt as early as 2,000 BC, with one of their first mentions being in the Old Testament. The Power of Raisins: Raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium, high in fiber and totally fat-free. Apart from that, they contain a lot of vitamins and minerals, making their nutritional value very high. Raisins are the best source of quick energy, as they contain 70 percent pure fructose, which gets digested by the body easily and gives instant energy. But do eat raisins with awareness, they are sweet and not recommended for diabetics. High antioxidant properties. A top source of the trace mineral boron. Rich in phytonutrients and olenolic acid. Raisins are a good source of fiber.
Packaging: 16 oz resealable bpa free bag suggested uses blend into smoothie as a whole-food sweetener. Use in your favorite recipes that call for raisins. Add whole to your trail mix. Add to your favorite granola recipe. Great in lunch boxes. Enjoy a handful mixed with Wild Jungle Peanuts! Soak raisins in a bowl of warm (not hot) water to reconstitute and plump them. Use raisin soak water as a natural sweetener, especially for home-made lemonade.
- 16 oz.