April 30 – National Raisin Day

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Food Facts about Raisins! 

  • A 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.
  • Raisins were discovered on the dried out vines in pre-historic times.
  • Spain was the best at perfecting grape growing.
  • Eventually, they became so valuable that two jars of raisins could be traded for one slave!
  • Raisins are the most popular dried fruit in the United States, accounting for about two-thirds of total dried fruit consumption.
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