Raisins from Malaga
Which area of Spain is it typical?
- Autonomous region: Andalusia
In La Axarquía and Manilva, the Alexandria muscatel, fat muscatel, or Malaga muscatel grapes are grown. These are used to produce the raisins included in this Denomination of Origin.
The art of drying grapes has been practised since early times in the province of Malaga, which gave rise to an important industry. The production technique begins with the harvesting of the bunches. Then they are set out in the sun on the classic drying trellises or 'paseros' (artificial dryers are forbidden), in well ventilated areas. They are presented individually and in bunches, and in both cases they must be whole, well formed and sufficiently developed, uniformly dark red in colour, with a wrinkled, fleshy texture and seeds. The flavour must be sweet, intense and lasting. They have multiple uses in gastronomy. They are irreplaceable in Arabic cooking and they are actually ingredients in many recipes from many countries.
- Type of product: Fruit
- Season: Year-round.
- Origin: The production area is located in the towns that comprise La Axarquía and the towns of Manilva and Casares, in Malaga.
- To drink with it: Delicious with Sweet Muscatel Wine.
- Varieties: The raisin is made from the 'Alejandria', 'gordo' or Malaga varieties of the muscatel grape. The Raisins protected under the Denomination of Origin, both in bunches and individually, must be of the categories 'extra' and 'superior'.
- Energy: Average
- Cholesterol: 0
- Comments: Rich in Carbohydrates.