Raisin Trivia and Fun Facts
Here is a collection of raisin trivia and fun facts:
Raisins are made from just one ingredient...... grapes.
The word "raisin" come from the Latin word "racemus", which means a
cluster of grapes or berries.
One half of the supply of raisins comes from California.
The color of a raisin is a result of the drying method. For example,
sun-dried grapes result in purplish-black raisins.
The California Raisins dancers were introduced in 1984 by the
California Raisin Industry marketing staff..
Those small red raisin boxes are a fond memory of our childhood.
The best way to store raisins, is to keep them cool. Refrigerate
leftover raisins after opening the box.
Raisins were commercialized in the U.S. in California in 1873. A
freak hot, dry spell caused grapes to wither on the vine. An
enterprising grocer in San Francisco advertised them as "Peruvian
Raisins are all natural, cholesterol and fat free, and are low in
sodium. In other words, they are good for you!
It takes four tons of grapes to produce one ton of raisins.
Fresno, California is the "Raisin Capital of the World".
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