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Healthy Food Database - Sultanas

Sultanas, a type of raisin, are large, aromatic berries with a thin skin. They seedless and golden-yellow to reddish-brown in color. It is believed that the Sultana Grape originated in Anatolia in Turkey, was taken to Greece and from there, sent all over the world. Traditionally grown in the Mediterranean area and some middle eastern countries, Australia, South Africa and California are now also major producers.
Category: Fruit
In Season: all year
To Buy: Select sultanas that are free from any added sugar or preservatives such as sulphur dioxide.
To Store: Store in a cool dark place in an airtight container to prevent pantry moths or weevils. Can also keep in the fridge.
Tips & Tricks:

Nutrition (1 Tablespoon):

Energy (kJ): 179
Fibre, g:
Fat (g): 0.1
Monosaturated Fat , g: 0.0
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Very high
Carbohydrates, g: 10.2
Protein (g): 0.4
Saturated Fat, g : 0.0
Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. Very High
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. Natural

Cooking:

Cooking Tips: Sultanas are a natural choice for cakes, biscuits and desserts, but the warm rounded flavour goes remarkably well with savoury ingredients such as meat, fish and poultry. When using, try soaking them for 20 minutes or more in warm liquid such as water or stock (depending on the recipe) for a softer fruit with added flavour.

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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