Organic From Samarkand (Uzbekistan).
A plump, organic, non-hybridized, seeded raisin. These chewy raisins are enormous by comparison and have a healthy apricot-color glow and distinctive flavor. They will quickly become a favorite! These Monukka Raisins are an heirloom variety that is not genetically modified. In fact you will certainly notice the seeds within the flesh. This is a crunchy reminder that all life begins from the seed. Embrace nature's way.
Our Monukka Raisins are grown on certified organic plantations in the region of Samarkand (Uzbekistan). Here, the soil and the plants have never been in contact with any pesticides or biocides. All this is regularly monitored by the ABG (Austrian Organic Guarantee) and is certified as per the EC Eco regulation (EU 834/2007) and NOP (Nation Organic Program). It goes without saying, that our high-quality dried organic monukka raisins do not contain any additives, preservatives or dyes. In order to guarantee that they are 100% free from pesticides, all our raisins are inspected by an independent accredited Austrian laboratory in batches. These raisins are manually harvested when ripe and immediately dried by gentle solar drying systems. These are by far the best quality raisins. In order to ensure this, our organic raisins are handpicked and subject to laser cleaning several times in Austria.
These treasured raisins are an exquisite raw food that will please your pallet, 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. Did you know the brown Monukka Raisin has derived its name from the myrtle of South Sea which is also known as Manuka. The legendary Manuka Honey is obtained from its flowers. Our Monukka raisins have a beautiful golden brown color and a fantastic taste.
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. This vegetarian (vegan) raw food snack also contains a natural antioxidant capacity of 1746 µmol TE per 100 g (ORAC value). Having high antioxidant properties, raisins help keep the blood clean and flowing by getting rid of all the impurities. Because they are a top source of the trace mineral boron, raisins are believed to support healthy bone density. The phytonutrients and olenolic acid present in raisins makes them beneficial for the health of teeth and gums. Raisins are good for the eyes. Being high in calories, but not fats, raisins are a very good source of energy, especially for children and athletes. Raisins are a good source of fiber and can help alleviate constipation.Packaging
: 16 oz Resealable Compostable BPA Free Biotrē® Film
- 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.