Raisins is the product prepared from the sound dried grapes of the varieties conforming charictisics of vitis vinifera L processed in an appropriate manner into form of marketable raisin without coating with suitable optional ingredient.
The dried grapes or raisins:
Shall be stemmed exept for the form of cluster raisins
May be dipped (unbleached) in lan akline lye or oil solution as an aid to drying
Shall be properly cleaned whether washed or un washed
Shall be reduces in moisture to level that will assure preservation of the product:
Sun-flower oil(for all kind of raisins)
So2 (golden raisins and golden kesh,ir raisins)
Definition of Defects
(a) Piece of stem- portion of branch or main stem could be embedded to the brass or loose
(b) Cap-stem –small woody stem exceed in 3mm or 1.8b inch in length with attaches the grape to branch of the bunched whether or not attached to raisins
(c) in considering allowances for cap- stem that are loos are counted as being on raisins)
(d) Damaged Raisins-Raisins affected by sunburn, scars, mechanical injury, or other similar means which seriously affect the appearance, edibility, keeping quality, or shipping quality. In "Seedless" type, normal mechanical injury resulting from removal of cap-stems is not considered "damage".
(e) Sugared Raisins-Raisins with external or internal sugarcrystals which are readily apparent and seriously affect the appearance of the raisin. Raisins that are sugar-coated or to which sugar is added intentionally are not considered "sugared raisins".
(f) Seeds-Substantially whole, fully developed seeds which have not been successfully removed during processing of seeded form
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
The following steps should be taken to determine the grading of raisins. These steps are set by the standard.
- Pest Test: First remove the raisins and check with the magnifying glass for insects and ticks. After this step, cut the raisins to test inside the raisins.
- Sand testing: We will remove the boxes if there is no sand, then move on to the next steps, but if there is sand, a few more boxes should be selected as examples.
- Measurement of sulfuric anhydride
- Humidity measurement. Humidity should not exceed 16%
Which country golden raisins is the best?
The production of raisins in the world has a long history. The first raisins in Iran and Egypt arose.
The history of raisins dates back to 2000 BC. Grapes are harvested from August to September. To produce raisins, raisin moisture is reduced from 75% to 15%. The best golden raisins in the world are produced in 2 countries. Iran and America. America and Iran provide 80% golden raisins in the world. For this reason, golden raisins can be used to buy a large golden raisin.
Golden angori Raisin is oven-dried and then sulfur is added to preserve its color.
Its scientific name is Vitis Vinifera.
SO2 (E220) is added as a preservative and provider of unique color.
Taste is characteristic of Golden Raisin and the texture is Soft and free Flowing:
Golden Raisin Grades:
Available in three grades of AAA, AA and A.
Golden Raisin Packings:
Our regular packings are 10 to 12.5 kg cartons.
Cartons will be labeled with the required design and information of the custome
The product in process is from seedless grapes of the Vitis vinifera variety. Golden Raisins are grown in the sunny vineyards of Bonab, they are made using sulfur fumigation process and shade dried so they are golden amber in color with a naturally sweet and fruity flavor. This popular kind is produced from grapes with special natural characteristics and particular sugar level. These characteristics are merely available in grapes grown in Bonab area and this city is the only and best producer of this kind of raisins in Iran. After being double washed, golden raisins are dried, coated with vegetable oil, stemmed, mechghfdbefanically cleaned, laser and hand sorted then metal detected under extreme care of hygienic conditions and with legal and safety requirements and the customers special specifications.