The raisin was discovered accidentally, many years before Christ. People ate grapes but did not know that if they were to dry the grape, it would become this useful and delicious. Historians claim that the Phoenicians and Armenians were the first nations to produce raisins. Phoenicians established vineyards in Spain and Greece that were fitting for cultivating raisins and the Armenians established their vineyards in Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. The Greeks and Romans had a high demand for raisins and then other countries started to use raisins as well.
Raisins are basically dried grapes. Generally, farmers start off by double washing the grapes. Then the grapes are dried it in the shade and coated with vegetable oil, so they don’t lose their moisture too quickly or stick together. Then, the stems are removed, and the berries are cleaned. Finally, they are laser coated.
100 grams of raisins contains about 300 calories and is composed of approximately 75% carbohydrates, 5.3% fiber, 2.8% protein, 0-4% fat and is rich in potassium.
- Cakes and Bakeries
- Sweets and Confectioneries
- Jams, Syrups and Compote
- Mixes Nuts and Dried Fruits
- Golden Raisin:
Size: 280/360 pieces per 100 grams.
Description: Gold Raisins are dried seedless grapes of the Vitis Vinifera species. Customers also know this raisin as Dark Brown Raisin or Seedless Dark Thompson.
Because of their high sugar levels, they taste quite sweet. So, they are a perfect replacement for white sugar.
Golden Raisins have the highest SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) level, with the Standard Level of 2500 – 3000 ppm.
- Black raisins:
Size: 100/130 pieces per 100 grams.
Description: Black Raisins make a great low-calorie snack. 2 tablespoons of black raisins are equivalent to one fruit serving. Black raisins are made by drying the grapes in full sunlight which results in the dark color.
- Brown Sultana Raisins:
Size: 300/380 pieces per 100 grams.
Description: Brown Sultana Raisins are dried seedless grapes of the Vitis Vinifera species. Customers also know this raisin as Dark Brown Raisin or Seedless Dark Thompson.
The Standard Level of SO2 (Sulfur dioxide) for Dark Brown Raisins is Zero.
- Green Long Raisin:
Size: 240/320 pieces per 100 grams.
Description: The moisture level of Green Long Raisins is under 15%.
The Standard Level of SO2 (Sulfur dioxide) for Green Long Raisins is under 300 ppm.