VARIETAL & NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

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 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.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Sun Dried Natural Seedless Thompson Seedless
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Dried under the sun. No chemical treatment used. Seedless; dark brown color; average size. 93% of the total raisin crop. Found in all food stores all year around. The most popular raisin for cooking, baking, salads, desserts, and eating out of hand.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Seeded or “Puffed” Muscat Muscat
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Dried under the sun. No chemical treatment used. Seeds removed mechanically during processing. Large, dark and extra sweet. Distinctive fruity flavor; seeds removed. Limited availability. Found in food stores, especially in the fall and winter.. Prized for baking, especially in fruit cakes.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Golden Seedless or Goldens Thompson Seedless
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Mechanically dehydrated. Specially treated with sulfur dioxide to preserve the golden color. Seedless; golden- amber color; average size. 5% of the total raisin crop. Available in most food stores, especially in the fall and winter. Used wherever a light colored raisin is desirable. Popular for fruit cakes and confections

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Dipped Seedless Thompson Seedless
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Sun ripened. Bathed in hot water and mechanically dehydrated. No chemical treatment used. Seedless; light brown color. Limited availability. Found in large food stores. Used in cooking, baking, salads, desserts, and for eating out of hand.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Seeded or “Puffed” Muscat Muscat
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Dried under the sun. No chemical treatment used. Seeds removed mechanically during processing. Large, dark and extra sweet. Distinctive fruity flavor; seeds removed. Limited availability. Found in food stores, especially in the fall and winter.. Prized for baking, especially in fruit cakes.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Zante Currants or Currants Black Corinith
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Dried under the sun. No chemical treatment used. Seedless; mini-raisin, 1/4 average size. Very dark color; tart, tangy flavor. Limited availability. Found in large food stores. Popular for baking; traditional in hot cross buns.

RAISIN (GENERIC NAME) PARENT GRAPE
Flame Seedless Flame Seedless
PROCESS DESCRIPTION AVAILABILITY USES
Dried under the sun. No chemical treatment used. Large, dark red and extra sweet. Distinctive fruity flavor. Limited availability. Found in large food stores. Prized for baking, especially in fruit cakes.

Raisins