Black corinthian raisins (currants), dietary fiber and prebiotics

Given that corinthian raisins are eaten with their skin, they have a very high percentage of dietary fiber (6.7 grams fiber per 100 raisin grams) higher than that of most fruits.

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As a measure of comparison, the respective content in oats and wholemeal bread are 6.6 and 5.8, respectively! Dietary fiber serve as a substrate for beneficial bacteria in the colon thus giving black corinthian raisins prebiotic properties that help in proper bowel function and prevent cholesterol biosynthesis

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