Raisins are simply dried grapes.

Grapes are dried for raisins in the sun or by stove heat. Those dried in the sun - called raisins of the sun - are thought much the best. The common raisins dried in stoves are often very dirty and mixed with much refuse matter. The Sultana is a stoneless raisin - very good in puddings.

There are Muscatels, Smyrna, Valencia, Eleme raisins, and the Sultanas already named.

Constituent parts of the grape in 1 lb.

Oz.

Grs.

Water......

10

222

Glucose or Grape-sugar

1

316

Gum...

0

79

Oz.

Grs.

Albumen...

0

158

Tartaric Acid . . .

0

50

Ashes...

0

50