Raisin Types

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.


  1. Golden Raisin Round
  2. Sultana Raisin Light Brown
  3. Sultana Raisin Dark Brown
  4. Golden Long Raisin
  5. Green Long Raisin

Uses of Raisin:

Customers mostly use Raisin for below items:

  • Cakes and Bakeries
  • Sweets and Confectioneries
  • Jams, Syrups and Compote
  • Snacks
  • Mixes Nuts and Dried Fruits


Raisn Gardens and Factory:

IDF company`s Gardens are located in different cities of Iran such as Kashmar and Malayer. Our Production line is equipped with best machines.

Raisin Packing:

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

Dried fig nutrition value table

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.

Read More Info of Dried Fig:

Raisin Articles

Raisin Quality Control

Raisin Quality Control Quality control is an important part of each step in the raisin making process. While the grapes are growing, they are checked for ripeness by squeezing the juice from a grape and using a refractometer. This allows … Readmore

Raisin processing

Raisin processing The dried grapes are moved from the storage bins to the processing plant. Here they are emptied out onto a conveyor line and mechanically modified. The residual sand and other debris are first removed by running the raisins … Readmore

Raisin inspection and storage

Raisin inspection and storage When the rolls of fruit arrive at the manufacturing plant, they are emptied out onto wire screens and shaken to remove dirt and other unwanted debris. They are also inspected to ensure that they meet previously … Readmore

Raisin harvesting and drying

Raisin harvesting and drying Starting in late August and continuing through September, the grapes are harvested. At this point in the year they are at their optimum sweetness. Bunches of grapes are handpicked by field workers and placed on paper … Readmore

Raisin farming

Farming raisin The first step to producing good raisins is growing quality grapes in the vineyards. Grape farming is a year-round commitment and includes the practices of pruning, irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. Most of the work done in these … Readmore

The manufacturing process

The Raisin manufacturing process There are four primary methods for producing raisins including the natural, dehydration, continuous tray, and dried-on-the-vine methods. The most popular of these is the natural method which will be explained in some detail. The basic steps … Readmore