Kismis, commonly known as raisins, are dried grapes that offer a delightful combination of sweetness and chewy texture. These tiny, wrinkled fruits are a popular type of dry fruit and are widely consumed around the world.
Kismis start as fresh, plump grapes, which are then carefully dried through a natural or artificial drying process. During this process, the water content of the grapes is removed, concentrating their natural sugars and flavors. The result is a condensed fruit with a subtly sweet taste and a slightly chewy consistency.
Kismis come in different varieties, including golden raisins, black raisins, and sultanas, each with its own unique flavor profile and appearance. Golden raisins have a lighter color and sweeter taste, while black raisins tend to be slightly earthier in flavor. Sultanas are often smaller and lighter in color compared to other raisin varieties.