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Apr 23, 2013, 12:00 ET
April 30th is National Raisin Day! Visit www.LoveYourRaisins.com for hundreds of tasty recipes featuring this all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

Small Fruit, Big Day: 10 Reasons to Celebrate National Raisin Day - April 30!

Have you heard through the grapevine?  National Raisin Day is just around the corner on April 30!   As a delicious and naturally...

Feb 13, 2013, 16:30 ET

California Raisin Marketing Board Calls for Entries in the Sixth Annual "America's Best Raisin Bread Contest"

 From the vine to the oven, California raisins are the star of the ultimate baking competition that is looking to recognize professional and...

Oct 18, 2012, 11:00 ET
California Raisins awards the winners of the 5th annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisins Announces Winners of 5th Annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest

 The California Raisin Marketing Board (CRMB) recently crowned the winners of the 5th annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest, the only...

Oct 12, 2012, 12:30 ET
These Halloween treats can be cut into any spooktacular shape and feature all-natural, nutrient-packed California raisins.

Easy-to-Make Spooktacular Treats with California Raisins Add Festive Flair this Halloween

 This Halloween, don't be afraid to scare up some creativity in the kitchen with easy-to-make recipes featuring all-natural, nutrient-packed...

Aug 22, 2012, 09:00 ET
California Raisin Peanut Butter Roll Up.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

Nutrition Expert Offers the ABCs and 123s of Healthy Back-to-School Snacking

As children across the country head back to the classroom, parents will likely hear a familiar refrain each afternoon: "I'm hungry." It is...

Jul 23, 2012, 13:00 ET
New Study: Raisins as Effective as Sports Chews for Fueling Workouts.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

New Study: Raisins as Effective as Sports Chews for Fueling Workouts

 New research just published in the most recent Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggests that eating raisins...

Jul 02, 2012, 12:00 ET
These "Go for the Gold" Raisin Tea Cakes bring a touch of Britain to your kitchen as you get ready to cheer for your favorite athletes in the London 2012 Olympics.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

Go for the Gold with Olympic-Themed California Golden Raisin Recipes

With the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games just around the corner, there are some sweet—and simple—ways to combine...

Jun 22, 2012, 07:41 ET
Study: Eating Raisins May Significantly Reduce Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

New Study: Snacking on Raisins Significantly Reduces Overall Post-Meal Blood Sugar Levels

New research debuted at the American Diabetes Association's 72nd Annual Scientific Session suggests eating raisins three times a day may...

Jun 01, 2012, 06:30 ET

New Study: Snacking on Raisins Controls Hunger, Promotes Satiety in Children

Eating Raisins Resulted in Significantly Fewer Calories Consumed as Compared to Other Popular Snacks FRESNO, CA, June 1, 2012 /CNW/ - New...

May 31, 2012, 15:08 ET

New Study: Snacking on Raisins Controls Hunger, Promotes Satiety in Children

 New research recently announced at the Canadian Nutrition Society annual meeting in Vancouver, B.C., suggests eating raisins as an...

Apr 04, 2012, 09:00 ET
The California Raisin Marketing Board's fifth annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest is now open, and all industry professionals and student bakers are encouraged to enter their most mouth-watering masterpieces in one or all of the three categories of this competition: Artisan, Commercial and Breakfast.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisin Marketing Board Calls for Entries in the Fifth Annual "America's Best Raisin Bread Contest"

 Fresh from the oven is the ultimate California raisin bread competition, honoring professional and up-and-coming bakers across the country....

Mar 28, 2012, 10:57 ET
Study: Regular consumption of raisins may significantly lower blood pressure.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

New, First-of-its-Kind Study Shows Routine Consumption of Raisins May Significantly Lower Blood Pressure

New research announced at the American College of Cardiology's 61st Annual Scientific Session suggests eating raisins three times a day may...

Mar 02, 2012, 11:30 ET
California Raisins Launch Let'sKeepItReal.com.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisin Growers Launch New Educational Initiative at www.LetsKeepItReal.com

 California Raisin growers today announced the "Let's Keep It Real" educational campaign and www.LetsKeepItReal.com website. The new...

Oct 20, 2011, 09:00 ET
Third generation baker Gary Gottenbusch of Cincinnati, OH took home the Artisan Grand Prize in the 4th Annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest. His California Raisin Walnut Pretzel, an old family recipe using 100% butter, toasted walnuts and natural and golden raisins, stole the hearts and taste buds of an esteemed panel of judges who gathered October 14-15 at the American Institute of Baking (AIB) in Manhattan, KS for the only professional baking competition in the U.S.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board, Kelly Petersen)

Winners Announced in the Only U.S. Professional Baking Competition - 4th Annual America's Best Raisin Bread Contest

Thirty-seven finalists in America's Best Raisin Bread Contest, the only professional baking competition in the U.S., gathered October 14-15 at the...

Aug 17, 2011, 09:00 ET
California Raisins are an all-natural snack dried in the warm California sun. To celebrate the natural, solar-powered goodness of this small but mighty fruit, California's nearly 3,000 raisin growers are hosting an easy-to-enter recipe contest. Through October 5, healthy snack recipes can be uploaded to www.Facebook.com/CaliforniaRaisins for a chance to win a premium playground structure (valued up to $10,000), a year's supply of California Raisins, plus a $1,000 donation in the winner's name to the food bank of their choice.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisins Announce National "Give Kids Their Day in the Sun" Recipe Contest with Opportunity to Win a Premium Playground Structure Valued up to $10,000!

School is almost back in session and California Raisins, along with registered dietitian and Cordon Bleu Chef, Michelle Dudash, are committed to...

Apr 21, 2011, 19:02 ET
In honor of National Raisin Day, the California Raisin Marketing Board is sharing award-winning inspiration for celebrating this special April 30 holiday.  The Raisin and Citrus Scone recipe was a judge favorite created by Ian Regino at the recent inaugural Pastry Chicago Scone Competition.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisin Marketing Board Offers Award-Winning Inspiration to Celebrate Upcoming National Raisin Day: April 30

Ants on a log, oatmeal raisin cookies, Waldorf salad, trail mix – these classic favorites just wouldn't be the same without the natural...

Jan 20, 2011, 17:07 ET
Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie; created by Florida baker, Andrea Spring. Best in show in the professional category at the 2010 American Pie Council Crisco National Pie Championships. Recipe available at www.loveyourraisins.com.    (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board, Keith Seaman)

More Pie, Please!

Pie, an all-time American dessert classic, is making a sweet resurgence in 2011. With epicurean insiders predicting it to be one of the year's...

Jan 06, 2011, 09:00 ET
Learn how to win a trip to Hollywood, California at LoveYourRaisins.com.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisins and Celebrity Fitness Trainer, Valerie Waters, Offer Advice on Getting 'Red Carpet Ready' in 2011

From school reunions and weddings to anniversaries and date night, life is never short of occasions when we want to look and feel our best....

Sep 13, 2010, 16:33 ET
"Let's re-Do Lunch" for a chance to win $5,000 and more at LoveYourRaisins.com.  (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)

California Raisins Announce New 'Let's re-Do Lunch' Contest with Opportunity to Win $5,000

School is back in session and the California Raisin Marketing Board, along with authors Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD and Liz Weiss, MS, RD –...

May 06, 2010, 09:00 ET
A F CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD BEST OF SHOW CALIFORNIA RAISIN MARKETING BOARD BEST OF SHOW

The Chocolate Raisin Walnut Pie, by Andrea Spring of Bradenton, Fla., took home the Best of Show at the 16th Annual American Pie Council Crisco(R) National Pie Championships. This was the first year the raisin category was available to professional division bakers and the first time that a pie in the raisin category has ever won Best of Show in the prestigious baking competition. (PRNewsFoto/California Raisin Marketing Board)[TK]
 ORLANDO, FL UNITED STATES
 05/05/2010

Bradenton, Fla. Restaurant Owner Sweeps Professional Division for the Second Time with Best of Show at 16th Annual APC/Crisco(R) National Pie Championships

It was a proud day for the California Raisin Marketing Board and for Andrea Spring of Bradenton, Fla., as the restaurant owner took Best of Show...

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