Sultana Raisins


Sultana Raisins

The grape, which dates back to 5000 BC, has the most variety of fruit types. 50-60 varieties of grapes that trade in Turkey’s Anatolian homeland is done. Turkey’s exports in world trade and the subject of the greatest importance with sultana raisins, seedless and especially “Sultana” are the types of raisins.

Sultanas are produced from varieties of seedless grapes, dried to concentrate their rich flavour. The sultana was traditionally imported to the English-speaking world from the Ottoman Empire.

Normally it takes up to 3 weeks for the grapes to dry. To minimise the time and retain the light colour farmers use a Potassium carbonate and olive oil solution which cracks the invisible membrane on the grape and speeds the drying time.We call the Grapes dried in this manner as  Sultanas.

The sultana differs from the raisin in two ways, one of which is fairly apparent. It is lighter in colour – the lighter the better, in quality terms – but it is also the sun-dried grape of one variety alone, the green, seedless Sultana grape of ancient (possibly Persian) lineage.

The sultana raisins are classified into five types under the type numbers of 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 .type  7 has the darkest and 11 has the lightest color. We divide the raisins into five sizes jumbo, standard, medium, small and small small according to their largeness being.

Sultana Raisins Market

The United States and Turkey take turns being the largest producer of raisins in the world. Currently, the United States is the leading producer of raisins. However, Turkey is the largest exporter of raisinswith more than half of their raisins exported to the European Union market (ERS, 2015).

Global raisin production for 2016/17 is forecast to rebound nearly 5 percent to 1.25 million metric tons (tons) as gains in Turkey and Iran more than offset losses in the United States, Chile and China. World consumption is expected to keep pace, rising to 1.23 million tons. Global exports are forecast up 4 percent to nearly 750,000 tons, primarily due to higher shipments from Turkey, the United States and Iran.” (USDA)


sultana raisins quality standarts

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The company continuously renetved its technology and developed its future plans. In the increasing competition environment along with globalization, the company is experiencing the honor of offering high quality products and in time to tbe rigorous customers of the world passing beyond meeting expectations.

We export most of our products to countries from 5 continents. We are  one of the leading dried grape producer companies of Turkey as well as of the world in terms of capacity and turnover.

Sultana Raisins

Vitis Vinifera L. Dried fruit of fresh grapes without seeds entering the line. We collect The vine grapes  from the hangers in the vineyards .We   immerse them  in olive oil and potassium-containing admixture for accelerating the drying process and we  dry sultana raisins with natural methods under the sun. With this method, the color of the dried grape becomes clear and dry in a shorter time.




This type is Exactly the same variety of grapes with sultana . The reason why they are darker, is because they are not treated with Potassium Carbonate and olive oil solution – hence the drying time is longer than Sultanas. As they stay longer under the sun, they become darker in colour. We call The grapes that dries in the sun  “Thompson” grapes. Grape is a high calorie nutrient due to its high sugar content. Despite its high calorie content, it is an ideal diet food . it contains very low amounts of fat and protein. There are also some vitamins such as calcium, potassium, sodium and iron are rich in mineral substances,

Organic & Conventional Sultana Raisins

  • Origin: Turkey
  • Type: Turkish Sultana Raisins
  • Color: 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 (from darkest to lightest)
  • Packaging: 12.5 kg cartons.
  • Minimum Order Quantity: 20000 kg (Full Container Load)

Types of Sultana Raisins

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