As you can see, the raisin is wrinkly and translucent, made from soft, seedless white grape. It is said to be a 2,000-year-old snack in Northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. (Yeah… the silk road). Also known as West China’s green pearl, it is cheap and everyman’s staple up north.
Above is a photo of those famous grapes from agricultural oasis Turpan in Xinjiang Province. Green and pearl-like and sweet. (The ones I have may not be the best hehehehe but I promise to share a better photo.) By the way, Xinjiang is located at the same latitude with California; good for high-quality grape growth.