Raisins / Sultanas
Raisin is the generic term for dried grapes. Depending on the treatment and drying process, an additional classification in sultana and raisins occurs. The grapevine originates from the southern region of the Caspian Sea. Romans brought the grapes to Europe during the antiquity. For drying, the seedless grape varieties are mainly used.
Manual harvesting of the grapes takes place in September and October. Subsequently the fruits undergo a processing procedure at the factory. Whether the dried grapes have a light or dark color depends on the particular drying and treatment procedure.
Sultana or raisins are used in the bakery and confectionery industry.
Dried grapes are considered a source of energy and also have plenty of iron, potassium and vitamin B.