Our organic Fairtrade raisins are:
•in Fairtrade and raw food quality
•gently dried in the shadow.
•checked several times
•pressure treated and laser cleaned
•without preserving agents
•without any acidifiers or sweetener
•without colouring agents or other natural additives
Dried raisins contain the same nutrients as fresh grapes, in a concentrated form. That’s why dried fruits are indispensable for a balanced diet.
Some of the substances contained in raisins are called antioxidants, which prevent unwanted oxidation from taking place in our bodies. This is why they are also known as free radical scavengers. Their action slows down the cells‘ ageing process, and reduces the effects of a number of diseases [1 and 3].
The amino acids active in raisins, in particular valine, threonine, lysine, leucine and histidine [1 and 2] are also beneficial to health.
Raisins have a very high antioxidant capacity of 10450 µmol TE (ORAC value = Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity).
The body’s defence mechanisms are strengthened by foods rich in antioxidants, and this helps to neutralise excessive production of free radicals. The recommended ORAC daily requirement is between 5000 and 7000 .
Khorog (Chorugh) is one of the oldest towns in Central Asia, built in the fifth or fourth century A.D. it was an important trading hub along the (southern) Silk Road, the centuries-old route along which goods were transported from east to West and back. Thanks to the eventful history of this town, the tastiest variety of raisin in the country was named GREEN KHOROG.
Organic Fairtrade Khorog raisins are of a light green, almost shimmering colour. A few of the raisins are light brown to greenish brown. The rich green colour is retained, since the raisins are gently dried in the shade. They are normal sized and do not have pips. The fruit flesh and skin are very soft. They are intensely sweet and fruity in taste.
Origin and Production:
We source our organic Fairtrade raisins exclusively from Uzbekistan. Large parts of the region are certified for organic and FAIRTRADE products, and are cultivated by the FAIRTRADE farmers living there. The farmers are part of a large Fairtrade community made up of 3 groups, Dustkul Bogi, Turkiston Gulba and Turob Bobo.
1,000 farmers and their families belong to the community. By working with Fairtrade, the farmers can provide their families with a secure income and offer their children new opportunities.
After harvesting, the raisins are washed and then gently dried in the shadow.
 Wikipedia Raisins
Deutsches Ernährungsberatungs- und Informationsnetz
 Wikipedia Antioxidans
 ORAC USDA Database
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