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Having antioxidant properties, raisins help keep the blood clean and flowing, by getting rid of impurities.
The word, raisin, comes from the Latin word 'Racemus' which means a cluster of grapes or berries. It is thought they were first discovered when people happened upon grapes dying on a vine. History books note that raisins were sun-dried from grapes as long ago as 1490 B.C. But several hundred years passed before it was determined which grape variety would make the best raisin. At various times, raisins were used as a means of exchange and were traded, and at others, were handed out as rewards to athletes for sporting prowess. Roman physicians prescribed raisins to cure everything from mushroom poisoning to old age. At one point, two jars of raisins were worth one slave in ancient Rome. It takes more than 4 tons of grapes to produce 1 ton of raisins.