The history of raisin 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 dried fruit called the raisin. 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.
- Golden Raisin Round
- Sultana Raisin Light Brown
- Sultana Raisin Dark Brown
- Golden Long Raisin
- Green Long Raisin
Uses of Raisin:
Customers mostly use Raisin for below items:
- Cakes and Bakeries
- Sweets and Confectioneries
- Jams, Syrups and Compote
- Mixes Nuts and Dried Fruits
Some pictures of different types of packing : 10 kg Cartons (Regular Packing)
Botanical Information of Raisins:
The grape is from the vitaceae family and has more than 800 varieties. The most common variety of grape is the vinifera. Grapes can be different colors, such as green, red, purple and yellow. Grapes can be eaten plain or processed into raisins, fruit juice and marmalade.
Nutritional Value of Raisins:
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
Global Trade Statics of Raisins:
The statistics of Iranian raisin exports, according to the Customs Organization of Iran, are shown below (values are in millions of dollars):
Note: Statistics are from March of each year.
According to FAO statistics (2003), Iran is the second largest exporter of dried figs in recent years and Iranian dried figs are exported to many countries.