are a variety of sundried grape
, used in cooking especially in Australia
and Great Britain
. They are smaller than raisins
and larger than currants, and they can be eaten as-is or used in baking. For some recipes, they are soaked in a liquid (fruit juice, alcohol, or water), making them plump, tender and juicy. They are similar, though not identical, to the golden raisins
sold in North America
, and the two can be substituted for each other in recipes without disadvantage.
The term Sultana is also used by non-Islamic Europeans as the title of the chief wife of a Sultan.
See also: Sultana bird