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Carb Counts for Raisins

Raisin Nutritional Information


Updated May 16, 2014

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All dried fruit, including raisins, are high in sugar simply because they are so concentrated. Think of the size of a grape, and then the size of the raisin it becomes when dried. It doesn't take many raisins for the sugar to add up fast.

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Raisins

  • ¼ cup seedless raisins (packed): 31 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1.5 grams fiber and 123 calories.

  • 1 small box raisins (1.5 oz.): 32 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 2 grams fiber and 129 calories.

  • 1 miniature box raisins (.5 oz.): 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 42 calories.

Glycemic Index for Raisins

One study of raisins had an average GI of 64.

More Information about the Glycemic Index

Glycemic Load of Raisins

  • ¼ cup seedless raisins (packed): 19

  • 1 small box raisins (1.5 oz.): 20

  • 1 miniature box raisins (.5 oz.): 6

More Information about the Glycemic Load

Health Benefits of Raisins

Although grapes lose some of their nutrients during the drying process, raisins are a good source of antioxidant chemicals, which help protect our cells.

More Information About Raisins at Calorie Count Plus.

More Carb Profiles:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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