Difference Between Grapes And Raisins
By Laura Lee - December 13, 2021

As most people know, raisins are just dried grapes. But that doesn’t mean they share the same nutritional values – after all when a fruit is dried its components become very concentrated. The following article will discuss the main differences between grapes and raisins from a nutritional point of view.

Table Summary

GrapesRaisins
High in antioxidantsThree times the amount of antioxidants as grapes
80% water15% water
Source of vitamins K, E, C, B1 and B2Source of fiber, potassium, iron, and essential minerals

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Definitions

Grapes are a type of fruit that can be used for making wine, jam, vinegar, juice, grape seed extract and oil, or raisins. They can also be eaten while fresh as table grapes. These fruits contain around 80% water and are high in antioxidants, as well as vitamins K, E, C, B1, and B2.

Raisins are grapes that have been dried out, which means they contain only 15% water. They have three times the antioxidant capacity of grapes but fewer amounts of vitamins K, E, C, B1, and B2. Raisins, on the other hand, are a good source of fiber, potassium, iron and essential minerals.

Grapes VS Raisins

Grapes are a type of fruit and raisins are dried grapes. While grapes are 80% water and high in vitamins K, E, C, B1, and B2, raisins are only 15% water and are high in fiber, potassium, iron and essential minerals. Raisins have a much higher concentration of antioxidants and sugar – while a half-cup of grapes contains 30 calories, the same serving of raisins contains around 250 calories.