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Afghanistan produces annually 200,000t of grapes of which 60,000t are used fresh and the rest dried. Raisins are produced without pre-drying treatment.

Soyagi dried grapes are a specialty of Afghanistan and they are produced by dryng in special houses.

While other types are sun-dried. A pre-drying treatment of grapes to increase the drying rate of both the Soyagi and sun-dried raisins is trialed and impact of modernising production machinery is discussed.

Drying and Processing Grapes in Afghanistan

1969, American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, vol 20, issue 3, pages 198 – 202

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