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Posted by: Drea, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 4:37am
Can someone help me to see why, on my swami, grapes are beneficial, grape juice is a diamond, and raisins are a black dot? ??)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 4:53am; Reply: 1
Hard to know for your particular SWAMI.

Some issues: Higher sugar concentration in raisins than in grapes
Mold problems with raisins
Posted by: Lloyd, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:13pm; Reply: 2
Seeking raison d'rasin !  ;D
Posted by: Drea, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:35pm; Reply: 3
I'm gleaning that perhaps it is a concentrated sugar issue since plums are a diamond and prunes (dried plums) are a neutral. Interesting. Fascinating. Really. :D
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 1:47pm; Reply: 4
Part of it is also because grapes and raisins are being compared to other fruits, and grape juice is being compared to other beverages, and there's a shorter list of juices than whole/dried fruits.
Posted by: Averno, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 3:14pm; Reply: 5
Quoted from Drea
I'm gleaning that perhaps it is a concentrated sugar issue since plums are a diamond and prunes (dried plums) are a neutral. Interesting. Fascinating. Really. :D


Same issue for me, but 1 or 2 prunes have the same sugar as 1or 2 plums, no? I assumed it was the preservatives in prunes.
Posted by: Victoria, Sunday, September 9, 2012, 5:28pm; Reply: 6
There is always that potential mold issue with dried fruits.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Monday, September 10, 2012, 2:15pm; Reply: 7
The preservatives in dried fruits are NOT factored into SWAMI. I think the assumption is that you should always avoid the preservatives, and the ratings refer to the natural, preservative-free versions of the dried fruits. I can find dried prunes at Trader Joe's that don't have any additives, although the ones in the supermarket have chemicals added.
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