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5/10/11 2:33 P

DEBRALEEDEE, the raisins I buy don't have added sugar. Maybe it depends on the brand?

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5/10/11 2:12 P

agree with cweb, raisins are filled with concentrated simple sugar so should be enjoyed in small amounts..

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5/10/11 2:08 P

I think that if you enjoy raisins. Then go ahead and consume them in moderation.

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5/10/11 1:57 P

I'd use them as an "every now and again" snack. Like any dried fruit, they are really heavy on the sugar. They have added sugar, unlike plain fruit. So, watch your portions and factor them into your calorie goal for the day.

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5/10/11 8:04 A

Raisons are good you, I can only have a little of them since they are high in carbs, but it is a good fiber rich food!!! Enjoy - within reason!!

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5/10/11 7:44 A

Yes raisins are good in your diet as are all dried fruits. However, you must watch the portion size. Many SP members eat GORP (goold oldfashioned raisins & pearnuts) which I like too and if I can portion it in, I'll add a few M&Ms for an extra treat. You can also add dried pineapple and coconut, but these all have quite a few sugars and some fats so just limit it, count it, and you'll be fine.
My own favorite fried fruits are apricots & prunes. If you want to cook with them, check out the SP Recipe for Tzimmis - it's really delicious.

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5/10/11 7:37 A

I eat raisins 2-3 times a week. The small boxes (1.5 oz. I think?) are a quick snack that has a good amount of potassium. As with many fruits, you get quite a few carbs, but I would rather get my carbs from fruit than processed junk. The small boxes are a good way to make sure you don't eat too much & easy to drop in your lunch box to take to work.

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5/10/11 7:29 A

Raisins seem to be a really good way to carry around a healthy snack. I don't eat them much, but it sounds like as long as you watch the portion size, they're good! I just don't think about them. I do love prunes though. I bought the individually wrapped ones. I know they're a waste of packaging, but if I buy a whole box, I'll eat a few and the rest will dry out.

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5/10/11 7:18 A

raisins are a fruit, but they have a small serving size [1/4 cup]. they can be a decent addition.

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5/10/11 7:16 A

I really enjoy eating raisins. This morning I had a eggs, sausage and cheese small wrap and a few raisins. I am trying my hardest to keep up with my water intake. Not sure if raisins was a good idea.

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