Raisin Your Nutrition

– A blog about the energy benefits of raisins –

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Irish Soda Bread

For St. Patrick’s Day we think about Irish foods like corned beef and Colcannon. How about Irish soda bread? It’s one of the simplest breads to make and the origin is just as simple. HistoricallyREAD MORE

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True or False? Raisins Help Lower Fasting Blood Glucose More Than Other Snack Foods

When it comes to raisins, I’m often asked the question, “Is it ok to eat raisins if you have diabetes?” or “Will eating raisins increase my blood sugar?” Since there seems to be confusion, IREAD MORE

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Chocolate Rum Raisin Fudge

I am a sucker when it comes to fudge. It’s smooth, creamy and full of chocolatey goodness that makes me smile. When I am traveling and find myself in a local sweet shop, I can’tREAD MORE

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Sweetheart Cocoa Coconut Torte

Make it sweet, chocolatey, gluten-free and free from added sugar for Valentines! Cocoa Coconut Torte is sweetened with raisin and date puree, like the Raisin-Date Apple Muffins. Ground almonds replace flour making it gluten free,READ MORE

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Raisins

With the New Year come New Year resolutions, and many people vow to eat healthier and lose weight. After several weeks into the New Year, it is not surprising to find most of these resolutionsREAD MORE

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Raisin-Date Apple Muffins

A New Year’s resolution to eat healthier doesn’t have to mean fewer sweets. Stick with raisins and dates and we’ll show you how!   We learned in Laura Bashar’s Persian Baklava how to use raisinsREAD MORE

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SANTA’S Holiday Food List

‘Tis the season for tasty foods. And if you’re on a special diet for personal or health reasons, navigating holiday food fare can be tricky. But you can still enjoy yourself and make wise choices,READ MORE

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Persian Baklava with Raisins

’Tis the season for… cookies! Yes, December is here and there are cookie parties and cookie swaps happening all over the country. I love cookies. You can enjoy a variety of different cookie textures andREAD MORE

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Raisin Stuffing with Bacon and Kale

I love everything about Thanksgiving. I love the rich history behind it, the time my whole family is gathered together for it and of course, the meal itself. I am THAT person who lives forREAD MORE

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The Science of Turkey Dinner (aka don’t blame the bird!)

Every year at Thanksgiving, most of us eat with our eyes, which are usually way bigger than our stomach is. So much so, that shortly afterwards, we find family and friends zonked out on theREAD MORE

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About The Author
SUZANNE NELSON, ScD, RDN
Suzanne Nelson

Dr. Nelson recently joined the staff of Bryn Athyn College in Pennsylvania as a nutrition and wellness advisor and sports nutritionist. Previously, she was the Director of Sports Performance Nutrition in the athletic department at the University of California, Berkeley. While in California, she was the team nutritionist for the San Francisco 49ers and provided nutrition consultation to the San Francisco Giants and Golden State Warriors. In addition, Dr. Nelson has advised elite amateur athletes at the national, world, and Olympic level. She is a nationally known speaker in sports nutrition and is the author/editor of several books and numerous scientific journal articles. Dr. Nelson is the Nutrition and Health Advisor for Sun-Maid.

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