Previously, our ancestors got most of their nutrition from raisins and believed that it had magical properties and that it was highly beneficial for our body. After 1922, the year of the refugee reflux from Asia Minor, raisin were grown for profit. Refugees had extensive experience in the cultivation of sultanas and established large export businesses. In 1915, sultana vines in the wider region of Izmir were approximately 1,000,000 stremma, the majority of them inoculated with American varieties. In 1925, the production of sultanas in Greece reached 8,000 tonnes, whereas, the period from 1938 to 1960, it reached 30,000 tonnes. In 1983, Greece had the largest raisin production: around 102,000 tonnes. Nowadays, the production is around 8,000 tonnes.