John’s Dried Fruit and Nut Pick: Jumbo Red Flame Raisins

John Sigona has been our dried fruit and nut expert for over 35 years.

John Sigona has been our dried
fruit and nut expert for
over 35 years.

Super, Duper, Really Great Special!!!

Jumbo Red Flame raisins

Special 99¢/10 oz.

Reg. $2.99

(Good through Aug. 30, 2016)

From Visalia, California sun-dried Red Flame raisins—this specialty raisin has a satisfying rich and robust flavor.

raisins-red-flame-naturalIt’s perfect in many ways, besides a great out of hand snack:

  • In cereals (I love ‘em in oatmeal)
  • In vegetable and fruit salads
  • In broccoli salads
  • In rice pudding
  • In breads
  • In scones
  • In stuffing
  • In chicken recipes—Curry or Spanish chicken, for example

Some health benefits:

  • High in iron
  • High in potassium
  • High in fiber
  • Natural sweetener

Here is a healthy, fresh dessert recipe which just takes a minute to make: Banana-raisin-coconut delight (I call it). It’s one of my all-time favorite.

Recipe adapted from The Late Great Health Guru, Jack Lalanne. Serves 2


  • 1 lg banana
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup organic Red Flame raisins
  • 2 tbsp shredded coconut
  • Honey Hole Honey (optional)

Directions: In a flat dish, mash banana, until smooth and creamy.

Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and top with Red Flame raisins and shredded coconut. Lastly, sprinkle with honey. Enjoy.

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