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Yes, that perennial question that fleets through the mind whenever you pick up a packet of dried fruit - well it does for me. Unfortunately, as soon as I put back the packet of dried fruit the question has long since disappeared - usually along with the reason why I took the packet out in the first place!
Be that as it may the differences between a current, a raisin and a sultana are as follows:
Raisins are dried white grapes usually of the variety 'Muscatel'. The main producers are the USA, Turkey, Greece and Australia
Sultanas are small raisins. They are seedless, sweet, pale golden in colour and come mainly from Turkey
Currants are dried, black, seedless grapes originally produced in Greece. They were known as 'raisins of the sun'.
And now you life will be many times improved. Enjoy your dried mixed fruit.
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