What is a Raisin?

What Is a Raisin

Raisins are made from Moscatel grapes (via The Spruce Eats). They are green-skinned white grapes with white flesh. If you want to get technical, raisins are most likely classified as a fruit because they come from one. According to California Raisins, Moscatel grapes are grown on a common vine known as Vitis vinifera. They’re seedless, so drying is a breeze.

During the procedure, the grapes are usually left in the sun. Paper trays are commonly used for drying, but they can also be left on the vine until harvested.