History indicates that raisins were discovered for the first time by accident when they were found in the dried form on vines as early as 2000 BC. Wall paintings from ancient times show that dried fruits were consumed and used as decorations in the Mediterranean regions of Europe. Historians tell us the ancient Phoenicians and Armenians took the first steps in perfecting viticulture, the process of grape growing and selection. Raisins are obtained by drying grapes, either in the sun or in driers, which turns the grapes into golden, green or black gems.
Iran is the third largest exporter of raisin in the world by exporting more than 150,000 MT (27% global Consumption) of raisins worth around 250 million dollars annually. There are different varieties of Iranian Raisins; Golden Raisins, Sultana Raisins (Superior Qualily-Dark color / Light color – Malayer) Black Raisins and Green Raisins. The advantage of Iranian Raisins is principally its price, minerads and different methods of price, mine rals and processing, and that’s the reason why Iranian Raisins minerals are amongst the finest raisins in the world.