Home Page of AHT Iranian exporter of dry fruits, dates, pistachio and raisins
News About AHT Products Services Order Contact Us Site Map
Products of AHT -Iranian Raisin exporter of all kinds of Raisin in Iran (Sultana, Golden, Green and Black Raisin)
 

 

 

Iranian Raisins

Raisins

Sultana Raisins (Superior Qualily - Dark color)
Sultana Raisins (Light color - Malayer)
Golden Raisins
Sun-Dried Raisins (Black Raisin)
Green Kashmar Raisins
Golden Kashmar Raisins
Bavanati Rasins

Raisins



Scientific names

Vitis vinifera L.
Vitaceae
The product in process is from the Vitis vinifera L. family formed of Sun Dried Seedless Sultanas. After being double washed, sultanas are aspirated then sieved.
Raisins - comes from the Latin racemes and means "a cluster of grapes or berries". Cultured for fruit, eaten fresh, processed into raisins or juice, with some cultivars adapted for the canning industry.



The major producers in the world

- United States (412,770 tons)
- Turkey (320,000 tons)
- Iran (240,000 tons)
- South Africa (34,000 tons)
- Greece (29,000 tons)
- Australia (14,500 tons)
- Mexico (16,000 tons)

Iranian Raisin

Iran is the third largest exporter of raisin in the world by exporting more than 150,000 MT (27% global Consumption) of raisins worth around 250 million dollars annually. There are different varieties of Iranian Raisins; Sultana Raisins (Superior Qualily-Dark color),sultana raising (Light color - Malayer) Golden Raisins, Black Raisins and Green Raisins. The advantage of Iranian Raisins is principally its price, minerads and different methods of price, mine rals and processing, and that's the reason why Iranian Raisins minerals are amongst the finest raisins in the world.
It is believed that humans discovered raisins when they happened upon grapes drying on a vine. History books note that raisins were sun-dried from grapes as long ago as 1490 B.C. But several hundred years passed before it was determined which grape variety would make the best raisin. In Iran we can divide the variety of raisins into Seeded Raisins Unseeded Raisins, Green raisins, rice raisins and currants. Green raisins and rice raisins are obtained from seedless grapes and Currant is provided from variety of seeded grapes. We explain raisins preparation method, because these names are related to raisins preparation method as well as the kind of grapes, which is used in raisins production. In Iran over 200 varieties of grapes have been named in different languages, but it is obvious that most of these names are related to one item that has found different names in different locations.

Why do some raisins have a different color?

In Iran Raisin colors vary by their drying process. For example, a dark purplish/black raisin or Black Raisin is sun-dried. A light to medium brown raisins or Sultana Raisin is dried under the shade. A golden to bright yellow raisins is dried under shade and is also treated with sulfur dioxide to retain color and is called Golden Raisin or Golden Bleached Raisins. Green Raisin is green in nature but if sulfur is added the color will have a yellowish green color to it (Golden Kashmar Raisins).

Raisins Processing

The processed raisins are prepared from clean, sound, dried grapes; are properly stemmed and cap stemmed except for cluster or uncap stemmed then the raisins are sorted and cleaned.

SPECIFICATION

ORGANOLEPTICAL REQUIREMENTS

Criteria

Statement

Appearance

Composed of berries with the general appearance of the representative type

Colour

Light to dark brown

Smell

Typical sultana aroma without any foreign smell or off-odour.

Taste

Typical sultana taste without any foreign taste.

Consistency

Firm, not sticky, free-flowing.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Colour: Light to Dark brown 1.Light 2.Normal 3.Dark

2. Production

Parameter

Target

Maximum

Damaged Berries g/100g

2

4

Undeveloped Berries g/100g

0.3

0.5

Sugared Berries g/100g

0.2

1

Moldy Berries g/100g

0.5

1

Campstems attached Piece/100g

1

3

Stalk

4-10mm Piece/box

1

4

>10mm Piece/box

NIL

2

Stone Piece/tonne

0

1

Foreign Matter Piece/tonne

NIL

1

Infestation

ABSENT

ABSENT

Foreighn seeds per tone

ABSENT

3

Glass

ABSENT

ABSENT

. CHEMICAL REQUIREMENTS

MOISTURE (%)

min. 12% max.14%

OIL (Vegetable Oil, GMO free) (%)

min. 0.3% max. 0.5%

OCHRATOXIN A

< 4 ppb

. MICROBIOLOGICAL REQUIREMENTS

 

 

 

Target

Method

Total Viable Count

10.000 /g CFU

ISO 4833

Yeast & Mould Count

10.000 /g CFU

ISO 7954

Coliform

100/g CFU

ISO 4832

E-coil

ABSENT

ISO 4832

Salmonella

ABSENT per 25g

TS 3446

Staphylococcus aureus

ABSENT

<10/g

Pesticides

ABSENT

ABSENT

Pb

ABSENT

0.10 mg/kg

Cd

ABSENT

0.05 mg/kg

Hg

ABSENT

0.02 mg/kg

As

ABSENT

0.3 mg/kg

. PACKAGING

  • The cardboard should be clean and strong.
  • The polyethylene bag shouldn't be dirty and torn.
  • The products are packed in cardboard boxes with inner polyethylene plastic bag, transparent or blue in color.
  • Bulk packaging of 5 kg-10kgs-12.5 kg net in cartons.
  • Cello bags of minimum 200gr. / net and maximum 1 kg /net.
  • Blank cello bags of 3 kgs and 5 kgs net each.
  • Cartons are clearly marked according to buyer's requirements.
  • The cartons are sealed with tape and then are passed through a metal detector.

. FUMIGATION

All our goods are vacuum fumigated with methyl Bromide Gas in AHT factories and then container is fumigated immediately prior to shipment with Mg Phosphyde (1 degesh plate /33 m 72 hours) or Aluminum Phosphyde (1 tablet / 33 m)

. NUTRITION INFORMATION

Typical Values

Per 100 g

Energy

292 Kcal

Protein

2.7 g

Carbohydrate

69.4 g

Fat

0.4 g

Vitamin A

50 IU (15g)

Vitamin B1

0.15 mg

Vitamin B2

0.08 mg

Nicotilanid

0.5 mg

Sodium

31 mg

Potassium

708 mg

Magnesium

35 mg

Calcium

78 mg

Iron

3.3 mg

Phosphorus

129 mg

Sulphur

32 mg

Fibre

2 g

. LIST OF ALLERGEN SUBSTANCES

This list is completed in order to inform consumers request liable to intolerances or food allergies.

Presence

Presence

Yes

No

Yes

No

Milk Proteins

X

Benzoates ( E220>E313)

X

Lactose

X

Parabenes (E214>E219)

X

Eggs

X

Tanrazine (E102)

X

Soy Proteins

X

Orange Yellow S (E110)

X

Soy Oil

X

Azorabine,carmolsine (E122)

X

Gluten

X

Amaranin (E123)

X

Wheat

X

Cochineel red A (E124)

X

Rye

X

Sortic Acid(E200>E203)

X

Saccharose

X

Cinnamon

X

Beet meat

X

Vanilin

X

Pork meat

X

Leguminous plants

X

Chicken meat

X

Walnuts

X

Fish

X

Groundnuts

X

Shell fish

X

Glutamate

X

Gelatin

X

Sulfur dioxide(E220>E227)

X

Fructose

X

Cocunut oil

X

Com

X

Celery

X

Yeast

X

Mustard

X

Cocoa

X

Lupin

X

Phenylatanine

X

Sesame

X

BHA/BHT (E320-E321)

X

Peanuts

X

Raisin, Nutrition and Health

Raisins are the original candy-nature's candy. They are one of the most nutritious dried fruits in the world. Raisins are cholesterol-free, low in sodium and totally fat-free. They provide many necessary vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, calcium and certain B vitamins. Raisins are a good source of fiber and rich in antioxidants. Raisins are 70% pure fructose (a natural form of sugar), which is easily digested for quick energy

Sultana Raisins (Superior Qualily - Dark color)
Sultana Raisins (Light color - Malayer)
Golden Raisins
Sun-Dried Raisins (Black Raisin)
Green Kashmar Raisins
Golden Kashmar Raisins
Bavanati Rasins


News | About us | Products : Raisins , Dates, Pistachio | Services | Order | Contact us
Copyright 2001-2008 sahravi.com all rights reserved Design by nimrooz.net