Wednesday, December 18, 2013

did u know this . . .. The Difference between Raisins, Sultanas and Currants..

did u know this . . ..
The Difference between Raisins, Sultanas and Currants..

Sultanas are large green grapes that have been dried to a rich 
golden-brown. They’re usually larger than raisins or currants and are among the most popular dried sweet fruit due to their size, succulence and sweetness.
Sultanas can be used in the same way as raisins and currants. They also have an affinity with nuts.
Try adding sultanas to savory sauces or stuffings.
Raisins are dried white grapes. They are dried to produce a dark, sweet fruit. The grapes used are usually Moscatel.
Seedless raisins are made from grapes with no seeds. Seeded raisins are made from grapes that normally have seeds, but from which the seeds have been removed before or after drying.
Dark raisins these are the most common variety found in markets.
While White or golden raisins these are also called muscats and are generally made of white muscat grapes which are seeded, specially oven-dried (rather than by sun), and treated to retain their light color.
Sultanas are also dried white grapes but from seedless varieties. They are golden in color and tend to be plumper, sweeter and juicier than other raisins. Also referred to as Golden Raisins in the US. Sultanas: More popular in Europe, these raisins come from a seedless yellow grape and are usually softer and sweeter than other varieties.
Currants are dried, dark red, seedless grapes. Although Currants is a gooseberry relative known as the currant, the dried currant raisin is actually made from Black Corinth grape called Zante. They are tiny, seedless, and very sweet but do bear a resemblance to the currant berry. The grapes were originally cultivated in the south of Greece, and the name currant comes from the ancient city of 'Corinth'. These currants are known as Zante currants in the States.

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