Organic Black Corinth Raisins
Buy online organic Black Corinth raisins without added sugar - containing natural sugar.
Our Black Corinth raisins come from certified organic farming and are grown carefully without the use of pesticides, with respect for people and the environment.
You can buy organic Black Corinth raisins in packs of 1 kg, ideal for true dried fruit lovers.
Discover the benefits of organic Black Corinth raisins! Our analyses have shown that 100 g of organic Black Corinth raisins contain:
- 0.39 mg of Copper, equivalent to 39% of NRV (Nutrient Reference Value);
- 727 mg of Potassium, equivalent to 36% of NRV;
- 0.52 mg of Manganese, equivalent to 26% of NRV.
Ingredients: 99.7% Black Corinth raisins*, 0.3% sunflower oil*. *from organic farming. May contain traces of PEANUTS or other NUTS
Organic black Corinth raisins
- Organic product
- With no added sugar (containing only natural sugar)
- With no preservatives
|Ingredients||99.7% Black Corinth raisins*, 0.3% sunflower oil*. *from organic farming. May contain traces of PEANUTS and other NUTS.|
|Storage requirements||Store in a cool, dry place|
|Organic||IT-BIO-009; EU Agriculture;|
|Nutrition declaration||average nutritional values per 100 g:|
|Energy||1330 kJ / 314 kcal|
|of which saturates||0.3 g|
|of which sugars||69 g|
|Copper||0.39 mg (39% NRV*)|
|Manganese||0.52 mg (26% NRV*)|
|Potassium||727 mg (36% NRV*)|
|Source||Euro Company analysis|
|Recommendations||The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.|
|Nutrients||Copper, Manganese, Potassium|
|*NRV: Nutrient Reference Value||*Nutrient Reference Value|
|Label and packaging||The images are for illustrative purposes only, the product may be subject to changes depending on stock availability and selected weight.|
The variety with smaller black berries, obtained from the cultivar Black Corinth (Vitis apyrena L.), is called 'Corinth grape or raisin', and, in the USA, Zante currants, even if the English term “currant” is used to describe berries of small size and not grapes. It has a bluish-black color and is usually imported from the Middle East. Corinth grape is one of the oldest known grapes. At the beginning of 75 AD, Pliny wrote about a small Greek grape with a thin, juicy and sweet skin, and with extremely small berries.
It then disappeared from history until the eleventh century, when exchanges of this variety were recorded between Greek producers and Venetian ones. From 1334 to 1377 it was sold in English markets under the name “Reysyns de Corauntz” and the name ‘Corinth grape’ was used throughout the sixteenth century, taking its name from the port from which the first supplies of the fruit reached Europe. Nevertheless, in the early 1700s, the trade in this grape moved to the Ionian islands of Greece, especially to Zante — hence the traditional trade name for this variety of “Zante currants”.
‘Black Corinth’ is actually considered the most correct name in English literature. The use of the word 'black' differentiates the variety from the white and red grapes — the White Corinth and Red Corinth (pink). Some synonyms are Corinthe Noir (France), Raisin de Corinthe (Greece) and Passolina e Passerina (Italy). The first appearances of the Black Corinth grape in the United States date back to 1845, but at first they were unsuccessful in distribution and did not settle in California.
In 1861, Colonel Agoston Haraszthy imported White and Red Corinth, and, although not commercially significant, small plantations were established in different parts of California. The real introduction and commercialization of the Black Corinth grape occurred thanks to sprouts imported in 1901 from the USDA. USDA expert David Fairchild bought shoots from the Greek village of Panariti, known for the quality of their Black Corinth.
Interest in this variety developed slowly, however, mainly due to limited knowledge of its culture and popularity of the Thompson Seedless variety. The number of acres increased significantly during 1920 and 1930 in response to higher prices of Black Corinth grapes and the adoption of better cultivation practices. By 1936, sowing had already reached 2951 acres (1194 ha), about its current level. Black Corinth grapes normally reach 22 — 24°Brix from August 15-20; readings of 26-30° Brix are common, especially when there are dried berries in the vine. The harvest is made difficult by a dense head of hair and small clusters that break easily.
Good supervision in harvesting is necessary if one wants to avoid damaging the grapes and having an unequal number of fruits inside the tray used for the drying process. Drying in trays is quick; it takes only 10 to 14 days. Black grapes can also be dried on the vine due to their early ripening and small berries — in this case, drying lasts 4–5 weeks.
Corinth grapes are one of the oldest-known grape species.
There is a lot of confusion about what to call this grape variety, whether currants, Corinth or Zakynthos grapes.
The term ‘currant’ has been used from the beginning to describe these small berries but in fact it is not a berry, like currant, but belongs to the family of Vitis vinifera. Already in the year 75 B.C., Pliny wrote about a small Greek vine with very sweet grapes featuring particularly thin skin and very small clusters. Traces were lost until the eleventh century, when the trade of this type of grapes between Greek and Venetian producers began. From 1334 to 1377 there are reports of the presence of the Reysyns de Corauntz in the English markets. The name Corinth grape began to be used in 1500. The word ‘currant' gradually evolved to become Corinth, the name of the port from which the first supplies of this fruit began to reach Western Europe.
However, from the early 1700s, its trade began to have as a starting point the Ionian islands of Greece: the cargoes started from the islands, in particular from Zakynthos, from which the traditional trade name for this variety, Zante currant, derived. The name ‘Black Corinth’ is considered the most correct in English literature. The term ‘Black’ sets this species apart from other very similar ones, such as the White Corinth and the Red Corinth grapes.
The Corinth grape is known in France by the name Corinthe Noir and in Italy it is called Passolina and Passerina.
The introduction of Corinth grapes in the United States dates back to 1854, but initially it was not very successful. The real spread began in 1901, when David Fairchild, commissioned by the USDA, began importing cuttings from the Greek village of Panariti. Interest in this variety grew slowly but surely as cultivation techniques were refined.
Raisins, although a particularly sweet food, not only do not cause cavities but help to prevent it thanks also to the great content of a variety of antioxidants that inhibit Streptococcusmutans, the bacterium that is one of the primary causes of tooth decay. In addition, thanks to the great content of beneficial substances, these grapes improve blood glucose control (useful for those who are diabetic, but not only) and is useful for weight loss and weight control.
The positive conclusions on raisins and their consumption are part of a revised study published in the Journal of Food Science and conducted by a team of researchers including correspondent Dr. Ashley R. Waters from Eastern Illinois University (USA). The review was based on about 80 studies and results show how eating raisins can reduce the risk of developing diabetes and help improve eating habits.
For proper nutrition, an analysis of the "National Health Examination Survey” (NHANES), whose data refer to the years 2003-2008, was conducted to compare the effects on children and adult consumers of grapes and derivatives with those on non-consumers. Here the results revealed that both children and adults who consumed products made from grapes (fresh grapes, raisins, grape juice) had a higher total intake of other types of fruit, green/dark orange vegetables, and key nutrients like fibre, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, and potassium, compared to those who did not consume products derived from grapes. But not only that: those who consumed grape products also took less fat, added sugar and alcohol, resulting in lower calories.
Instead of unhealthy snacks, it would be thus better to turn to a raisin-based snack.
In essence, grapes and its derivatives can be a good option that can act beneficially on health. Let us not forget that grape skin contains the famous resveratrol, the well-known antioxidant that is believed to be an anti-aging miracle.
Christensen, L. Peter (2000). Raisin Production Manual. ANR Publications. p. 40.
The advice provided SHOULD IN NO WAY BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE OR PRESCRIPTION. The information provided shall be considered for informative and educational purposes only, it is not intended to replace medical advice. In case of a medical condition, always consult your doctor.
According to our analyses, 100 g organic Black Corinth raisins contain:
- Vitamin K (14 µg — 19% of NRV)
- Manganese (0.52 mg — 26% of NRV)
- Potassium (727 mg — 36% of NRV)
- Copper (0.39 mg – 39% of NRV)
- Fibre (4.1 g)
Each pack of 1kg g of organic Black Corinth raisins contains about 34 servings of 30g. You can have daily benefits by the intake of:
- about 38 g of Copper
- about 42 g of Potassium.
Individual needs will vary according to age, gender, weight and physical activity. A varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle are the basis of your well-being.
Affordable price means to us offering our clients organic Black Corinth raisins with no added sugar - containing natural sugar - that everybody can enjoy.
On one hand, we want to place the right value on raw materials in order to obtain a quality product by paying our farmers a fair price; on the other hand, we want to fulfil your needs when it comes to pricing.
We establish fair long-term relationships with our producers to avoid race-to-the-bottom pricing and that are based on trust as part of our efforts to offer you the finest and most natural product.
Not only that: by choosing large packs of Black Corinth raisins, you are also contributing to the reduction in the use of plastic.
You can store organic Black Corinth raisins in cool, dry places away from heat and moisture. Here are 4 useful tips:
- The best way to store organic Black Corinth raisins is in a refrigerated environment. Nuturally organic Black Corinth raisins can also be stored at room temperature during the winter season due to low temperatures. During summer, however, it is advisable to store the product in the refrigerator or in the coolest possible environment, as increased temperatures could encourage decay.
- The ideal container for the storage of organic Black Corinth raisins is glass. Indeed, because of its composition it is impervious to chemical agents and gases, and, as it has excellent insulation properties, it holds the initial temperature for longer than other materials. It is even better if the glass is coloured: using coloured glass blocks the entry of certain wavelengths of light (including ultraviolet), and thus certain nutritional and organoleptic characteristics remain unaltered.
- The type of closure of the container is also important as an airtight cap ensures that the food is protected from excessive contact with oxygen, that is fundamental for aerobic bacteria.
- The best kind of storage environment is one which is well ventilated because ventilating the premises keeps internal humidity under control, which otherwise could escape from windows, thereby guaranteeing the right balance to lessen the onset of mould
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