Raisin

To your good health


To your good health Raisins are nature’s original candy – and one of the world’s most nutritious dried fruits. Sweet, tasty raisins are
cholesterol-free, low in sodium and virtually fat-free. They provide many necessary vitamins and minerals to your diet, including iron
and potassium. Maybe best of all, they’re 70 percent pure fructose, a natural form of sugar, that’s easily digested for quick energy.
Easy to keep, easy to eat Due to the high sugar content in raisins, they don’t need preservatives to keep them fresh. Also, raisins
will keep their flavor, color and nutritional value for up to 15 months when stored between 40-50 degrees Fahrenheit. Raisins can
also be frozen and thawed easily for later use. Store your raisins in an airtight container to keep them fresh, soft and free from
humidity that can cause the fruit sugar to crystallize on the raisins’ skin. Also, store your raisins away from brick and concrete walls
where they can absorb moisture.

sultana raisins
green kashmar
golden raisins
sultana light raisins
sun dried raisins
golden kashmar

Iranian raisin


Iranian raisin Iran is the third largest exporter of raisin in the world by exporting 92,000 tons (7% global Consumption) of raisins
worth around 70 million dollars annually. There are different varieties of Iranian Raisins; Sultana Raisins, Golden Raisins, Black
Raisins and Green Raisins. The advantage of Iranian Raisins is principally its price and different methods of processing, and that’s
the reason why Iranian Raisins are amongst the finest raisins in the world. It is believed that humans discovered raisins when they
happened upon grapes drying on a vine. History books note that raisins were sun-dried from grapes as long ago as 1490 B.C. But
several hundred years passed before it was determined which grape variety would make the best raisin. In Iran we can divide the
variety of raisins into Seeded Raisins Unseeded Raisins, Green raisins, rice raisins and currants. Green raisins and rice raisins are
obtained from seedless grapes and Currant is provided from variety of seeded grapes. We explain raisins preparation method,
because these names are related to raisins preparation method as well as the kind of grapes, which is used in raisins production. In
Iran over 200 varieties of grapes have been named in different languages, but it is obvious that most of these names are related to
one item that has found different names in different locations. Why do some raisins have a different color? In Iran Raisin colors vary
by their drying process. For example, a dark purplish/black raisin or Black Raisin is sun-dried. A light to medium brown raisins or
Sultana Raisin is dried under the shade. A golden to bright yellow raisins is dried under shade and is also treated with sulfur dioxide
to retain color and is called Golden Raisin or Golden Bleached Raisins. Green Raisin is green in nature but if sulfur is added the
color will have a yellowish green color to it. Raisins processing The processed raisins are prepared from clean, sound, dried grapes;
are properly stemmed and cap stemmed except for cluster or uncap stemmed then the raisins are sorted and cleaned. Sizes and
Count A 330 >= B 331-400 > C 500 Size pcs/100gr Maximum count – Pieces of stem %10 – Seeded %1 – Cap stem sum length /
kg < 10cm – Sugared %5 – Discolored, damaged, or moldy raisins %5 Provided these limits are not exceeded: – Damaged %5
Moldy %3 – Substandard Development and Undeveloped %2.5 – Foreign Materials: Stone 1pcs/10kg – Percentages of moisture
%16 – Percentages of unclean max %5 Raisin, Nutrition and Health Raisins are the original candy-nature’s candy. They are one of
the most nutritious dried fruits in the world. Raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and totally fat-free. They provide many
necessary vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, calcium and certain B vitamins. Raisins are a good source of fiber and
rich in antioxidants. Raisins are 70% pure fructose (a natural form of sugar), which is easily digested for quick energy.