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Coloured raisins
Coloured raisins


The natural energy bar
Scientific name: Vitis vinifera
German name: Rosine
Other names: Sultanas, Currants
Classification: Vitales
Family: Vitaceae
Genus: Vitis
Season: All year
  • Water 45,2%
  • Carbohydrates 36,4%
  • Proteins 4,2%
  • Fats 1%
  • Crude fibre 1,6%
  • Others 12,6%
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Shrivelled and sweet

The term "raisin" is the general term used to describe various grapes that remain on the vine until overripe and are harvested very late. They are then intensively dried. This is traditionally done in the sun or in a warm, shady and well-ventilated place. When the remaining moisture in the grapes is 15 to 25 percent, the drying process is complete. The drying itself sets processes in motion in the raisin, which increase the fructose content to around 60 percent.

Nutrition information

Quantity per 100 grams

Calories 299
Fat content 0,5 g
Saturated fatty acids 0,1 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 0 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 0,1 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 11 mg
Potassium 749 mg
Carbohydrates 79 g
Roughage 3,7 g
Sugar 59 g
Protein 3,1 g

Origin & Provenance


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Origin & Provenance

The majority of raisins sold today come from Africa, Australia, Greece, Iran, California, Spain, Turkey and Cyprus. To accelerate drying, the berries are often dipped in vegetable oil or potash.

The widespread sultana, a subspecies of the raisin, is characterised by its particular sweetness and juiciness, has a thin skin and no seeds. When you talk about raisins, you usually mean sultanas, as it is the most commonly used raisin and is often used for baking, as it makes baked goods juicy for a long time. Unlike raisins or currants, sultanas are "dipped" before drying. They are sprayed with a solution of potash and organic olive oil. This dissolves the wax layer on the outer shell and the fine shell becomes permeable to water and the delicate eating feeling is created.

It bears her name because she was already appreciated by early rulers of the Ottoman Empi.

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Roses are generally regarded as strength physicians because they contain a large amount of health-promoting ingredients, reduce stress and quickly provide energy. However, you should always consume unbleached raisins, as bleached raisins are treated with sulphur dioxide, which can lead to health problems and is suspected of causing cancer.

Dentists also warn against too much raisin consumption as they can soften the enamel and contain a lot of fructose (67g on 100g).

Raisins are nevertheless well suited for a conscious, meat-free diet, as they contain very much iron and also satisfy sudden cravings. A for fruit typically healthy effect do not have the raisins nevertheless, since they contain no vitamin C . This is lost during drying.

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The ingredients of the grape are concentrated fivefold in the raisin. The enormous iron and potassium content even surpasses bananas and kiwis, which are popularly regarded as meat substitutes in terms of iron content.

Tip for baking: If you roll raisins in flour and then process them in the dough, they do not sink during baking. The frequent muddy bottom of a cake can thus be avoided.

Shelled champagne starts to tingle again when you throw in a raisin.

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Raisins are mainly used as an additive in bakery products, fruit salads, puddings, rice pudding, roast fillings and sauces. As a substitute for sweets, they are mainly found in the popular student food.

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The popular student food.


raisins should always be stored cool and dry. Under good conditions the shrivelled fruit can even be stored for up to one year . However, they are very susceptible to mites and should therefore be stored in a transparent container.

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