It is National Raisin and Spice Bar Day on April 5. We are celebrating the day to enjoy sweet and delicious raisins filled with the aroma of fragrant spices. This is a relatively new holiday, and it aims to appreciate the goodness of the raisin and spice bar and the snacks or treats we can make from it. The soothing texture and flavor can make the day sweet and enjoyable in no time. So what are we waiting for? Let’s list our favorite flavors and make the best treats with raisins and spices!
History of National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
Grapes are delicious on their own. We have been using it since prehistoric times. But we did not know about raisins until 2000 B.C. Raisins were extensively used throughout history as a delicacy. It is dried fruit with the goodness of nutrients inside. Today we are using raisins for numerous health benefits. Raisins improve digestion, eyesight, blood pressure, bone strength, immunity, and even tooth decay.
The use of spices also dates back to the dawn of civilizations. Archeological findings show records mentioning them from ancient India, Egypt, and China. Cinnamon is widely considered the oldest spice used. Spices are sometimes also referred to as herbs. But they are different and are made from different sections of plants and are often processed in different ways. But one thing they have in common is the medicinal benefits. Spices can boast numerous clinically proven medicinal benefits. They are rich in compounds that can work inside our bodies and make us better.
The combination of raisins and spices creates a delicious mix of mouthwatering taste with tons of health benefits. It is simple to prepare, elegant to arrange, rich in nutrients, and most importantly, it is best for gifting to your loved one. It is comfort food that can go with anything we like. No matter how we make it, this simple dish is a dancing stage for refreshing flavors that can complement each other, making the dish a perfect culinary treat.
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day timeline
Egyptians accidentally discover raisins.
Greece and Rome start to cultivate vineyards suitable for making raisins.
Vasco da Gama discovers the sea route connecting Europe to India, opening the massive spice trade.
The East India Company is formed to trade spices between Europe and Asia.
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day FAQs
Who produces the most raisins in the world?
Turkey produces the most raisins in the world.
What happens if we drink raisin water?
Drinking raisin water regularly can help fight digestive issues like constipation and indigestion and improve bowel movement.
Are raisins healthier than grapes?
Although raisins are dried grapes, raisins contain three times more antioxidants than grapes.
National Raisin and Spice Bar Day Activities
Go spice shopping
Best quality spices are needed for best quality treats. Go spice shopping from the best markets in your town.
Create a recipe list with friends
Discuss with your friends the best recipes with spices and raisins. Bake them together for a tasty treat.
Share the love
Food is always better when it is shared with everyone. Share the treat you baked with raisins and spices with your family and friends.
5 Facts About Raisins That You Should Know
Raisins for mushroom poisoning
Ancient Roman physicians used to prescribe raisins to treat mushroom poisoning.
Augustus and raisins
Roman emperor Augustus loved to eat small birds after they were cooked and stuffed with raisins.
Four for one
Four pounds of grapes will only give you one pound of raisins.
Ancient Greeks used raisins as prizes in sporting events.
Raisin as ration
Hannibal, a Carthaginian general, provided raisins to his troops when crossing the Alps.
Why We Love National Raisin and Spice Bar Day
A tasty day
This is the day to make raisin and spice bars. We love yummy treats and cannot resist a tasty delight.
Share a tasty treat
This is not a day to eat the treats in solitude. People make raisin and spice bars to share with their loved ones. We love to spend time with loved ones while feasting on delicious treats.
A combination of culinary delights
Raisins and spices go well together. They offer different flavors, but combining these is a feast for us.
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