Hungry and looking for a healthy snack and wondering if Raisins are Paleo safe? Our team of diet and paleo experts reviewed Raisins to see if they meet the standards of the Paleolithic diet. We will explore if these dried fruits are part of the paleo diet as well as paleo recipes that use raisins!
Yes! Raisins are part of the paleo diet – just do not eat too many as they are high in sugar if you are trying to lose weight.
Why Are Raisins OK on Paleo?
Since Grapes are OK to eat it makes sense that Raisins (which are just dried grapes) are also Paleo-friendly – as well as most other dried fruit as long as they are not too high in sugar. It’s easy to make a meal plan that incorporates Raisins as a healthy snack as an ingredient in foods like sweet salads.
If you are a true Raisin lover take our advice and make sure to find Raisins that are sun-dried with no added sugar or food preservatives for best taste and a good cookbook for unique paleo recipes.
Our Final Say
Eating Raisins is almost always going to be Paleo safe and an all-around healthy food that is popular with kids and adults. They are low in calories and can be eaten quickly without much prep time, unlike other fruits that need cleaning and cutting like Strawberries. People that are picky eaters that normally eat dried fruits often won’t even notice when raisins are used as a natural sweetener – just like Coconut!