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Raisins in the Sun 

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Description:
Raisins in the Sun are high in Iron. Great energy booster.
This recipe is good for dealing with Anemia as the raisins contain considerable amount of iron which directly helps treating anemia. It also contains many members of vitamin-B complex which are essential for formation of blood. Copper in them also help formation of red blood cells.

Raisins are obtained by drying grapes (green or black), either in sun or in driers, and look like golden, green or black gems. Indeed they are like gems when their nutritional values and health benefits are considered.
The health benefits of raisins include relief from constipation, acidosis, anemia, fever, and sexual weakness. Raisins also help in eye care, dental care, and bone health.



Ingredients:
½ cup (125 mL) organic peanut butter
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) blackstrap molasses
1 Tbsp. (15 mL) orange juice
½ cup (125 mL) cream cheese
¼ cup (60 mL) raisins


Directions:
1. Using a fork, mash together the peanut butter and cream cheese in a mixing bowl.
2. Add the molasses, raisins, and orange juice. Mix well.
3. Spread on bread or toast.


Nutrient Information:
Iron Content: 9 mg. (whole recipe)


Special Diet: High Iron, High Protein


Category: Snacks

Submitted By: OK In Health



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