Sultanas

Sultana is a specific grape variety, smaller than the standard grapes that are dried to make raisins, and with a yellower skin which doesn’t darken as it dries.

Sultanas are produced slightly differently than raisins, being dipped in an oil-based solution which speeds the drying process.

The end result is that Sultanas are generally sweeter and juicier than raisins.

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NUTRITIONAL INFO

Macronutrients

  • Low in salt
  • Naturally occurring sugars

 

Vitamins & Minerals

  • High in Potassium and Copper
COUNTRIES OF ORGIN
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
HARVESTED
  • August & September in Turkey
  • March and April in South Africa
VARIETIES

The sultana is a specific grape variety that originated in the Ottoman empire.
It is now often known by its American name: Thompson seedless.

FORMATS
  • Whole dried
  • Flavoured Sultanas
OTHER POINTS TO NOTE

Sultanas should not be fed to dogs, as they cause renal failure. In the US, golden raisins are often called ‘Sultana Raisins’, even though they aren’t dried Sultana variety grapes.

The Americans usually dry Thompsons Seedless grapes to achieve the lighter coloured end result.