History

The history of the production of a raisin in Iran dates back to 2000 BC. Farmers around the country have been producing different types of raisins for thousands of years in various ways.

Iran has a temperate climate and the grapevines grow in almost 70% of the Iranian cities. The quality of raisin produced in each city is different from another city. Among all cities of Iran, Bonab’s golden raisin is the first in the world.

The sale and export of dried fruits have long been common in Bonab. Raisins as the major dried fruit for exportation, are produced from the processing of grapes, so the quality and organicity of grapes have a great impact on their taste and quality.

Bonab raisin for export is one of the best in Iran, prepared from the organic grapes in vineyards and gardens.

The four-season climate of Iran, suitable and unique for the production of grapes and agricultural products, along with its favorable soil, causes the production of all kinds of fruits, including colorless seedless grapes. Raisins are the dried form of grapes that are used as a supplement in almost all confectionery, cake, and food factories. Raisins are rich in iron, potassium, calcium, and B vitamins which have antioxidant properties and prevents cell damage. The fiber in raisins prevents colon cancer, abnormal cell growth, and controls blood sugar besides being useful for treating stomach disorders and constipation. Consumption of raisins removes laziness and lethargy from the body and causes the body to lose excess water. It strengthens the body and makes the mouth fragrant. Nutritionists believe that eating a few raisins a day helps to boost memory and protects people from Alzheimer. High fiber in raisins helps reducing cholesterol and improves intestinal function. Consumption of raisins is good for bone health due to its high calcium content and prevents osteoporosis, and selenium in raisins is excellent for the skin.

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