Raisins – dried grapes. Raisins are very widely used in cooking, it is added to baking – this is what everyone is used to. However, in Eastern countries, raisins are added in the preparation of pilaf, and refreshing drinks are prepared from it. Raisins are very suitable for meat, especially lamb. Raisins are also added to various salads; it gives the fresh salad a small note of sweetness, making its taste more pronounced.