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Sultana Raisin from Aegean Region of Turkey

Sultanas are dried seedless grapes of Vitis Vinifera L. variety. The large, yellow-green grapes that are dried into these raisins are particularly flavorful and soft. Sultana raisin are mainly used in the traditional cakes, breads and biscuits.

Aegean Region’s bleached and unbleached grapes are used for the production of Turkish sultana raisins.

Turkey has the most suitable climate conditions for vine growing in the world and is the origin of the vine genes.

Grape figures which is found in different locations of Anatolia points out to the fact that growing grapes has been the part of the culture for centuries.

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Classification of Sultana Raisin

According to the colour, Turkish sultana raisins are classified into five different types under the type numbers of 8, 9, 10, 11.

Thomson: dark as black

Type 8: dark

Type 9: brownish

Type 10: light brown

Type 11: light brown to golden

Color of Type No 9

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According to the size, Berry sizes in 100 gr:

Jumbo Standard Medium Small
<250 251-360 361-500 501-650

Sultana Raisin Production

Aegean Region’s bleached and unbleached grapes are used for the production of sultana raisins.

The fresh Sultana variety seedless grapes are dipped in an alkaline olive oil emulsion and sun dried.

 

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The product consists of good, sound berries, typical of the current crop which have been sun dried and stored under satisfactory conditions before processing. The fruit will be sized, de-stemmed, screened, washed in potable water, aspirated and static picked to remove defects and foreign matter.

The sun dried raisins are graded and received by the experts and stored in warehouses under controlled conditions.

After that, the fruits are filled in hygienic plastic crates and sent to static picking department where fruit is controlled by skilled and controlled workers on a white laminated table under bright light. Table picking is performed depending on buyer’s specifications. Then, the fruits are filled into telescopic carton boxes with blue polyethylene liners. 11,5 to 14 kg fruit is filled in each carton. Each carton is scanned by a metal detector and coded by ink-jet machine for traceability.

sultana-raisin-12.5 kg carton boxesPacking

Bulk pack: 5 kg/ctn, 10 kg/ctn, 12.5 kg/ctn, or as per your request.

Small pack: 250 g/bag, 500 g/bag, 1 kg/bag etc.

Sultana Raisin Export

Loading; 20 mton per 1x20ft FCL , 25 mton per 1x40ft FCL

Storage Instructions 

Temperature: We recommend temperatures lower than 20 0C (68 0F) for storage. No need to refrigerate during display.
Condensation: Natural ventilation of air around sultana raisins is necessary. Therefore slight air movement is needed in expelling excess moisture in ambient air. Because, differences of temperature due to night and day, rainy days or climate changes may cause condensation of moisture in air on the surface of raisins as pure water droplets. This first causes the fruit to darken and then may start fermentation. The ambient relative humidity must be less than 60% and cartons should be stowed about 10 cm (4”) above the ground on pallets and cartons should be covered with cloth or plastic in high ceiling areas.

Foreign Smells and Odours: Do not stow sultanas near chemicals, fuels, exhaust gases or debris that may emit bad smells or foreign odours in order to retain its original natural flavour. Other hygienic and technical precautions must be taken after G.M.P. (Good Manufacturing Practices) during storage.

sultana-raisin-usageNourishing Value and Benefits for Human Health

Sultanas are a good source of energy thanks to its carbohydrate content. Sultanas also contain vitamins B1, B2 and various minerals. It is medically proven that it helps child growth, curing diseases with inflammation and fever, also kidney and liver diseases.

Nutrition Information (100 gr.)
Energy 305 kcal (1,276 kJ)
Protein 2.82 g
Carbohydrate 77.4 g
Moisture 15 % (±1.5)
Coating oil 0.5 g
Minerals
Calcium 53 mg
Iron 4 mg
Magnesium 30 mg
Phosphorus 190 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.147 mg
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.073 mg
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