Press - Raisin
grapes are the most harvested types in Iran.
Raisin quality control
Missing any dead or live pest, missing foreign matters or stone, percentage of seed and stalk raisins, percentage of moisture(less than %15), percentage of damaged or undeveloped berries, color and thickness of skin, form of product, product taste and product size (which is counted based on number of berries in 100gr classified in small, standard, medium and big sizes) are the most important factors for all types of raisin quality control.
Raisin is used in following industries:
1-Nut and dried fruits 2-Confictionary and chocolate 3-Oiling 4-Cooking
In order to store raisin it is very essential to observe hygienic rules and protect raisin against storage pests. The storage area should be cold and dry to help protecting the product color, taste and smell.
The lack of moisture penetration into the warehouse is very effective in the raisin quality. To achieve this goal, it is important to clean and disinfect the warehouse area. The best condition to store raisin is less than 8°c and 45% to %55 moisture. The higher degree raisins may be damaged by insects.
Raisin producing areas in Iran
Now a days raisin is produced all over Iran but the best types are producing in Khorasan, Ghzvin, Eastern and Western Azerbaijan provinces especially in Takestan, Kashmar,Ghazvin, Malayer, …. Cities.
Keywords: Types of raisin
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