Fruits used in confectionery

  • E. B. Bennion
  • G. S. T. Bamford
  • A. J. Bent


Dried vine fruits are defined as the product of the grape, Vitis vinifera. The most common dried vine fruits are raisins, sultanas and currants. Raisins generally refer to the naturally sun dried product of the Thompson grape. Sultanas generally refer to a light coloured or golden fruit that has been treated to prevent natural browning from the sultana grape as well as from other parent grapes. Currants are the product of drying the Black Corinth grape. Other types of grapes that are used for drying such as the Muscat, Flames, Rugby and Manukkas are said to be produced in small volumes.


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  1. Anon. (1992) `Raisins free up the fat in baked goods’, Food Marketing Technol., December, 16–18. Anon. (1993) `California raisins’, Food Trade Rev., 213–214.Google Scholar
  2. California Prune Board (1992) Prune Tec,March.Google Scholar
  3. California Raisin Administrative Committee (May 1995).Google Scholar
  4. Pruneaux d’Agen. The Original Choice,from Food and Wine from France Ltd.Google Scholar
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  6. Further information on dried fruit can be obtained from NDFTA, National Dried Fruit Trade Association, Kemp House, 152–160 City Road, London EC1V 2NP, UK.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. B. Bennion
  • G. S. T. Bamford
  • A. J. Bent
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  1. 1.Baking Technology Consultancy UnitSouth Bank UniversityLondonUK

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