Familiarity with Raisins
As you know, raisins are the same as the dried grapes. In Iran’s market, we can find different kinds of exportation raisins depending on the grapes’ kind, drying conditions, and their additives.
Moreover, due to the possibility of the long-term preservation of this product in cool and dry conditions, we can embark on purchasing raisins throughout the year.
The Diversity of Iranian Raisins
Tizabi Raisins: They have two major kinds, including granular and seedless, as well as different colors ranging from light yellow to tan. Alkali GRAS (generally recognized as safe) additives are employed in the drying process of the Tizabi raisins.
The Soltani Raisins: This kind of raisins is obtained from a grape type with tiny seeds.it is mostly traded for its use in pilaw. The Soltani raisins are the product of Takistan city and are used as exportation raisins.
The Aftabi Raisins as Exportation Raisins: This kind of raisins is obtained from the ripe fruit of different seedless grapes dried directly in the sunlight. The exported Aftabi raisins are brown.
The Golden Raisins: Sulfur smoke is used in the drying process of these exportation raisins, and the Golden raisins are sold in straw yellow and light brown colors.
The Green Raisins: In our country, this green slender type is the most popular raisin, used as refreshments and also in nuts. The green raisins are the product of drying granular, tall, and elongated grapes by sulfur.
Currants: Currants or seedless raisins are obtained from the Shahani grapes. Compared to the normal raisins, they are smaller and have a strong taste and darker color.
The Production Methods of Raisins
On the whole, raisins are produced by two general traditional and industrial methods. In the traditional method, the grape grains are placed inside big trays and exposed to the sunlight directly.
However, you’d better know that the production of raisins by the traditional method is not straightforward, and the proper air conditioning plays an integral role in its process.
The industrial method includes immersing the grapes in nitric acid or using sulfur smoke and other substances for producing exportation raisins.
Since the sugar present in grapes is caramelized, the raisins obtained by the traditional method have usually darker colors than the initial grapes.
However, if the industrial method is employed for raisin production, the raisins’ color will become golden and bright.
The Benefits of Raisins
The conversion of grapes to raisins increases the density of the phenol compounds of this fruit and enhances its cancer prevention and therapy property.
These phenol compounds include quinic acid, garlic, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, catechin, and epicatechin.
Furthermore, unlike what may seem initially, the Golden raisins enjoy more nutrients than the raisins obtained from the traditional method.
It is because the sulfur antioxidants prevent the useful compounds of the grapes and do not allow the drying process to impact these properties.
The exportation raisins are presented in three methods, including ordinary packages, bulk presentation, and selling in exportation packages.
What Are the Characteristics of Distinguished Exportation Raisins?
Good and qualified raisins are presented with no aroma or abnormal taste and are devoid of pests, gravel, and dust.
The desirable exportation raisins have moisture rate less than 18%wt, and the magnitudes of sulfurous acid anhydride and sulfur smoke are less than 2 milliweight.
The raisin quality depends on the desirability of grapes.
Indeed, the best exportation raisins are obtained from the grapes that are 80% ripe, and their color should be as uniform as possible.
Another important factor in the quality of the exportation raisins is the fewness of tailed, unripe, fine, crushed, and granulated raisins compared to the number of healthy ones in a certain amount.
This factor has a direct relationship with the cleaning process of raisins.
Which Cities of Iran Are Eminent in Raisin Production?
The production of exportation raisins from different types of grapes are fulfilled by the farmers all over the country. This product is used along with nuts in addition to its use in cooking. The cities of
- Buin Zahra
are ranked first in terms of producing the best types of different raisins in our country. However, the highest desirability is related to Malayer city.
What Are the Current Conditions of Raisin Exportation in Our Country?
Raisin exportation in Iran dates back to several centuries ago, and our country enjoys the first rank in terms of diversity and variety present in exportation raisins.
Indeed, the exportation of pistachio, raisin, and date constitutes the major portion of dried fruit exportation of Iran. Now, over 80% of raisin exportation in the world belongs to Iran, Turkey, America, Greek, and Chili.
On the other hand, the world’s maximum raisin importation belongs to Emirates, Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Egypt, Canada, Pakistan, Turkey, Spain, and Kuwait.
Interestingly, although Turkey and Emirates are among the raisin producing and exporting countries, they also import this commodity.
The climate and meteorological conditions of Iran have changed this country to one of the first-ranked countries in gardening, especially grape cultivation and raisin production.
The Golden Exportation Raisins
- Due to its specific color and appearance as well as fixed customers always demanding this raisin type, the Golden raisin is reckoned as the most famous and desirable kind of raisin.
- For exportation to certain countries and luxury consumptions, we can wash the Golden raisins minimally two times and sort and pack qualifiedly.
- In the field of the Golden raisin production, Iran is one of the most well-known countries and exports these exportation raisins to European countries and the states of the Persian Gulf.
- Likewise, Egypt and Pakistan are reckoned as the new customers in this area, and their attention is a positive step towards the exportation of Iran’s Golden raisins.
The Pilaf Exportation Raisins
The pilaf raisins are another type of exportation raisins and have specific demanders all over the world.
Owing to the high quality and desirability of this product, the pilaf raisins of Takistan have abundant popularity among the importer countries, and it is exported to Russia, Ukraine, Thailand, Malaysia, and Indonesia in wholesale forms.
The Green Exportation Raisins
Grape drying in indoor salons creates a green color in this type of exportation raisins. The presence of some benefits such as eye-health improvement, nerve fortification, teeth and teeth gum promotion, osteoporosis prevention, and profiting growing children has changed this raisin type to one of the most popular raisins.
Saudi Arabia, Germany, Japan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Iraq are the main exportation destinations of the Green raisins.
The Tizabi Exportation Raisins
Compared to the Aftabi raisins, Tizabi has lower quality than the Green raisins. For this reason, its price is more cost-effective.
The presence of A, B, and C vitamins, as well as omega 3 and 6, has converted this raisin to one of the most-sold kinds of raisins.
This exportation raisin is mostly produced in Bojnourd, Islamshahr, and Kashmar cities besides Sistan and Baluchistan and Bushehr provinces. It is possible to buy these raisins both in bulk and packaged forms in many parts of the country.
What Properties Are Important in Buying and Selling Exportation Raisins?
You can embark on buying or selling exportation raisins by searching through the newspaper advertisements, social networks, and Google as well as questioning marketers and stores presenting dried nuts in the city.
In the production of the exportation raisins, the grape quality and its drying and processing method are the two main factors determining the product quality.
However, there are some prerequisites that exportation raisins should have so that they can be exported to other countries.
Some features such as being devoid of dust and contamination, being cleaned from any pests, taste quality, controlled moisture, and the presence of little chemicals in a product change the raisins a suitable option for exportation.
For example, the best type of Tizabi raisins has moisture of 20%.
The Provision of the Best Raisins from the Freshcity Company
You can provide the best raisins with the most suitable price from the Freshcity Company.
All raisins of our company possess international standards and are ready to be exported to different countries.