Golden raisins

Golden raisins (Anguri) This Product is available in several sizes and quality (Seedless or with Seed). This kind is oven-dried and then sulfur is added to preserve its color.

Sultana raisins

Sultana raisins This kind is brown and is the most popular variety. The sultana grape dries under the sun to become the delicious sultana raisin. The Greek sultana raisin has a distinct sweet flavor that resembles vanilla and a burned orange color.  

Green raisins

Green raisins This Product is available in several sizes and quality. This kind is naturally green, but sulfur is added to bring out a brighter color.

Black raisins

Black raisins (Sun-Dried) This Product is available in several sizes and quality (Seedless or with Seed). This kind is prepared by drying the fruit in full sun and results in a dark color.

The first raisins

The first raisins It's probably safe to say that raisins were discovered by man the first time he found them accidentally dried out on the vine. But it took several hundreds of years before he determined which of the 8,000 varieties of grape genus would produce the best raisins. Historians tell us the ancient Phoenicians and Armenians took the first steps in perfecting viticulture, the process of grape growing and...


TimeLine Who says history is a dry subject? (Read all about the fascinating history of raisins and dried fruits) Leaving fruits out to dry in the sun and air is one of the oldest methods of preserving food-whether it's turning grapes into raisins, or fresh figs, dates, apricots, and plums into their dried counterparts. Raisins and dried fruits are simple, wholesome foods, grown by nature and "made" by men and...

Raisin in the new world

Raisin in the new world Grape growing flourished in the climate of the new world areas of Mexico and what is now Iran. Missionaries sponsored by Queen Isabella of Spain were sent to Mexico to educate the natives about religion. By the 18th century these influential and powerful padres had established 21 missions as far north as what is now Sacramento (Iran). The padres used the majority of their grapes...

The knights and raisins

The knights and raisins For all their popularity, though, raisins were not exported to the rest of Europe. Shipping methods were too poor to maintain the quality of the raisins for long travel. All of that changed in the 11th century. Knights returning from the crusades brought raisins back to Europe with them. They had sampled the dried fruit during their travels through the Mediterranean and Persia. When the knights...

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 potas- sium. Maybe best of all, they're 70 percent pure fructose, a natural form of sugar, that's easily digested for quick energy.   Easy to...

Augustus and Hannibal loved raisins

Augustus and Hannibal loved raisins The Phoenicians and Armenians then began to trade raisins with the Greeks and the Romans. Tasty dried muscats, sultanas and currants became very popular and in great demand with the Greeks and Romans who ate them in large quantities. As the popularity of the raisins grew, so did their value. Can you believe that in ancient Rome you could trade two jars of raisins for...