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.


Jumbo Red Flame Raisins

Sun Dried Red Flame Raisins from Visalia, California. This specialty raisin has a satisfying rich and robust flavor–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


  • High in iron
  • High in potassium
  • High in fiber
  • Natural Sweetener

Here is a Healthy, fresh dessert recipe—just takes a minute to make.

(I call it) Banana-Raisin Coconut Delight

Adapted from The Late Great Health Guru, JACK LALANNE—one of my all-time favorite people. Serves 2.


  • 1-ripe large banana
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • Handful of red flame raisins, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut (find at Sigona’s)
  • 1 tsp. Honey Hole Honey, available at Sigona’s


In a flat dish mash one ripe large banana, until smooth and creamy. Sprinkle with a bit of cinnamon and top with raisins, coconut. Drizzle honey over and enjoy.


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