It was an honor to join the California Raisins showcase held on 25th April 2019 at Berjaya University College of Hospitality. Featuring California Raisins’ tasty and nutritious role for the festive Hari Raya.
The Healthy Snacks- California Raisins
California Raisins are a very popular healthy snack, compared with other snack foods. California Raisins are also a very versatile ingredient and can inspire a wide repertoire of dishes. Dried in the warm California sunshine, it produces the natural sweetness is produced and contain a host of goodness.
During the event, we were shared about how nutritious and versatile to be incorporated as a key ingredient in making a tasty dish.
Popular Chef Ili Sulaiman kicked off the event with two scrumptious creation using California Raisins. These dishes are popular with Malaysians as their flavors are appetizing and easy titillate the palates to serve at Raya Gathering
California Raisins Chicken Biryani.
Homemade California Raisins Masala Spice Sausage Rolls.
The social media influencers then took part in a one-hour challenge creating recipes using California Raisins.
The dishes reflected the attributes of Raya – Love, Forgiveness, Honour, Gratitude, Blessing, Togetherness, Kindness and Respect.
Some key benefits include:
- Naturally sweet and do not contain added sugar
- Fat- and cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium
- They are a source of potassium (an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function)
- They are also a source of fiber concentrated nutrients
- Known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease
About the Raisin Administrative Committee (RAC):
The Raisin Administrative Committee is a non-profit organization led by 47 growers, packers and a public member. The RAC is directly overseen by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and was created in 1949 as a result of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937.
RAC’s headquarters is in downtown Fresno, California. It collects and distributes delivery data weekly and shipment data monthly, publishes an annual report of industry statistics and policies, actively and directly markets into 18 foreign nations, and collaborates with the USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service.
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