Name for extremely dried grapes, which derives from the Old French term "roisin" (grape berry). They are divided into Zibeben (large berries with seeds and thick peel), currants (small, dark, seedless Berries) and sultanas (light, seedless berries). The names also result from the grape varieties often used korinthiaki. Muscat d'Alexandrie (Cibebe) and Sultana, Raisins are among the oldest preserved foods in humans.
Especially during campaigns, raisins from many Arab and Asian peoples were often used as nutritious and long-lasting food for the soldiers. The general Hannibal (247-183 BC) from Carthage is said to have mainly supplied his troops with his train to Rome over the Alps his troops.