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Name for dried grapes, which is derived from the Old French term "Roisin" (grape). They can be distinguished in raisins (large berries with thick skins and seeds), currants (small, dark, seedless Berries) and sultanas (light-colored seedless grapes). Raisins are among the oldest preserved human food. Especially with the campaigns they have been used by many Arab and Asian nations like as nutritious and long-life food. The general Hannibal (247-183 BC) Carthage reportedly has in his train to Rome via the Alps mainly provisioned his troops with it. Writings found in Egypt for the production of evidence already in 3,000 BC and also in the Bible...You see a shortened form of description. The full description is reserved for our subscribers.