A raisin is a dried grape commonly known as "Kishmish". The amount of fructose and glucose present in raisins make it an excellent source of energy. They also help in weight gain without accumulating cholesterol. The presence of vitamins, amino acids and minerals such as selenium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium facilitate absorption of other nutrients and proteins in the body. It is beneficial to the cardiovascular system and also provides relief from fatigue.