The homeland of raisins is known as the Anatolia, and in Turkey, 50-60 types of raisins are commercially sold in wholesale business. Dried raisins exported from Turkey to all over the world are seedless and are mostly of the “Sultaniye” type.
Fresh raisins picked from the grapevines in vineyards are dipped into a mixture of olive oil and potassium to accelerate the drying process, and dried under the sun by adopting natural methods. In this way, the color of the drying raisins are light and they dry faster. Raisins dried under the sun without being subjected to the process of dipping become dark in color.