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canoe

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I'm checking out what raisins I have access to and practically all of them have some kind of oil.
Contains vegetable oil (bulk store). Palm oil (supermarket).

Anybody else have this problem. Is it a problem. Can I simply rinse and use?.

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Give them a good wash beforehand, they'll be fine.

Sunmaid is a californian brand and they do an all natural dried raisin product using no oils, not sure if it's a brand available where you are though.

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Give them a good wash beforehand, they'll be fine.

Sunmaid is a californian brand and they do an all natural dried raisin product using no oils, not sure if it's a brand available where you are though.

Allie
Thanks, Allie

Yes the sunmade ones are available but only the very dark ones.
I used those in my banana kiwi hooch because no oil was listed on the package.

I have more varieties and choice with the others, so if a good wash will fix it, it gives me more options.

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Bill
 

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I had posted here but for some reason it didnt make it, Huh! But anyway, I think youd be fine with washing them good and maybe that soda wash that Luc speaks of would be a good idea.
 

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Be also aware that raisins will be conserved with sulphite.

Rinse them well with hot water. Then with fresh.
Next soak them overnight like described here:

http://wijnmaker.blogspot.com/2007/11/rozijnen-raisins.html

I never had washed them with soda, but then mine are not soaked in oil.

Can't you just get plain dried ones in a plastic bag ???

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Can't you just get plain dried ones in a plastic bag ??? Luc[/QUOTE said:
The only raisins I've seen with no oil are the small dark Californian Sunmade brand and they are not always available locally.
All the other raisins, either in a plastic bag or bulk, contain some kind of oil. Non have sulphites listed on the packaging though.

Bill
 

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