TURKISH SEEDLESS DRIED GRAPE (RAISINS): SULTANI
Natural and organic sultani (gold) raisin is a seedless dried grape without decolourization (Natural). It is dried under son upon dipping into dipping solution in order to preserve its natural colour and structure without being exposed to any chemical process. Sultani grapes that are not being exposed to chemical substances or pesticides are very delicious. Raisin, which is a rich resource for protein and carbohydrates, contains Iron, Phosphate, Calcium, Magnesium and other minerals and vitamins A, B1, B2, B6 and C. 100 grams of Raisins meet 18% of the daily calcium and 29% of the daily iron requirement of the body and it is a perfect natural energy source due to its easy synthesisable sugar content.
Delicate Turkish raisin with thin rids, high sugar ratio and beautiful colour
- Original name is known as “Sultana, Sultanna, and Sultanine”.
- Sultaniye type seedless raisin was garnishing the dining tables of Sultans in the late 18th century and is named as sultaniye as it was deemed to be fit for the sultans.
- The raisins of Turkey that are dominant in the World trade are seedless and especially Sultaniye type seedless raisins and 90% of this product is produced in Manisa.
- Due to the suitability of seedless raisin production conditions, it is especially produced in Aegean Region of Turkey and Alaşehir, Salihli, Turgutlu and Central Manisa are the major production centres.
PRODUCT TYPE AND STANDARDS
According to the Turkish Standards TS 3411:
Type 7: very dark almost black
Type 8: dark
Type 9: brown
Type 10: light brown
Type 11: from light brown to yellow
Number of Grains in 100 gr:
Jumbo (Very Big): up to 300
Standard (Big): 301-370
Medium (Medium): 371-500
Small (Small): 501-650
Small (Small - Small) (Very Small): 651 +
2/3 of the cultivated grape is consisting of grapes with seeds and 1/3 is consisting of seedless grapes. Recently progress is made in cultivation of seedless raisins in Aegean Region, grapes for domestic consumption and wine grapes in Marmara Region, early-grown grapes in Mediterranean Region, wine grapes, grapes for fermentation, domestic consumption and with seeds in Central Anatolia and South-eastern Anatolia Regions. Out of the grapes cultivated in our country; 30% for domestic consumption, 37% for drying, 30% for molasses, dried fruit pulp, churchkhela, fermentation and 3% for wines. 95% of Turkey’s grape exportation comprises of sultani seedless raisins. As for foreign trade, grapes for domestic consumption are exported to various countries mainly Germany, Australia, and the Netherlands. Apart from the well-known types of Tarsus white, Antep black and Yalova, recently new plantations are rapidly increasing such as Red Globe, Sugarone-Black Pearl and Crimson.
Cultivation Areas: Aegean, Mediterranean, Marmara and Central Anatolia Regions – Market Offering Period: June - October