Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Raisins, dried grapes, generally sun-dried, mentioned in early books of the Bible, and now largely imported into England. Some are dipped in potash-lye or in olive-oil to give them a gloss. The seedless varieties are known as sultanas. Most of our raisins come from Malaga, Valencia, and Alicante, the finest being known as Malaga clusters, which, as well as Malaga layers, are a muscatel grape. Smyrna raisins, of which the best are Eleme, are less imported; but all sultanas come from this district, The total value of raisins imported is nearly a million sterling per annum.

“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
Isaiah 53:5