Raisins are processed by sun drying and tray drying several different types of grapes. They are small and sweetly flavored with a wrinkled texture. Indian Raisins are available in different size and colors. They have a flavor similar to the grapes from which they are made, but the drying process which creates them concentrates the amount of sugar making them taste much sweeter.
The only raw material for making raisins is grapes.. In India major grape growing areas are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu & the north-western region covering Punjab, Haryana, western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Maharashtra ranks first in terms of production accounting for more than 75% of total production and highest productivity in the country. Grape is one of the important fruit covering an area of 60.2 thousand hectares occupying 1.30% of the total area.