These raisins come from South Africa and are obtained from grapes of the Flame variety. The fruits are grown in the region around Friersdale on the banks of the Orange River. The raisins are unsulphurised and unsweetened.
Dried fruit can be stored at room temperature well past the best-before date in a tightly sealed container away from light. They only become slightly harder after a few months. Before using them for baking or cooking, you can soften fruit that has hardened by placing it in some hot water for a few minutes.