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.
In order to minimize the drying time and retain the light colour, grapes are dipped into a solution of potassium carbonate & olive oil. This cracks the exterior membrane on the grape and speeds up the drying process, and grapes dried via this process are called sultanas. Sultanas are graded in five types under 7,8,9,10,11, where 7 is the darkest
colour, as 11 is the lightest.
Sultanas and raisins are divided into six size grades of extra jumbo, jumbo, standard, medium, small and extra small.
Products with cellobag packaging can be produced with weight range of 25 gr to 5 kg , and with 4 varying packaging tpyes.