Regular Raisins vs Golden Raisins

What’s the difference between regular and golden raisins?

Regular Raisins vs Golden Raisins

Most raisins (regular and golden) come from the same amber green grape variety, the Thompson Seedless, named after the farmer who first started growing them in California in 1872.

Their differences result in how they’re dried. Regular brown raisins are sun-dried and contain no additional preservatives or stabilizers. The process of air-drying is responsible for their brown color. Golden raisins are dried in a dehydrator and contain sulfur dioxide, which is used as a preservative and to prevent their skins from darkening, making them gold in color. They tend to be a little moister and plumper than regular raisins, which tend to be chewier.

Antioxidant powerhouses, both regular and golden raisins offer health benefits. And because they’re dehydrated, they have more concentrated nutrition levels than grapes.

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