Sultanas are small raisins. They are seedless, sweet, pale golden in colour and come mainly from Turkey. Currants are dried, black, seedless grapes originally produced in Greece. They were known as 'raisins of the sun'.
Moreover, what is the difference between a currant and a raisin?
A raisin and a sultana are produced from the same grape - Thompson seedless The only difference is the way they are dried. A raisin is dried naturally, but a sultana is dipped in veg oil and acid and then dried.
Why is black currant illegal in the US?
Welcome back the black currant. The growing and importation of currants were banned in New York and other parts of the United States for more than half a century because they were thought to help spread a fungus that threatened the timber industry.
Are currants and raisins the same thing?
While raisins and sultanas are sweet and grow on vines, true black and red currants are quite tart and grow on bushes. The name currant on its own just refers to the fresh currant fruit. Shortly thereafter, Greece started exporting Zante currants, small, dried grapes that were a fraction of the size of standard grapes.