High waste due to packaging
The raisin production hubs in Khorasan Razavi are the three cities of Kashmar, Khalilabad and Bardeskan, which account for 58% of production in the province. These three cities jointly produce 346,455 mt of grapes, of which around 25% (87,000 mt) are consumed fresh and as much as 75% (260,000 mt) are processed into raisins. Since 4 kg of grapes are required to produce 1 kg of raisins, raisin production can be estimated at 64,960 mt in the three cities and at 112,000 mt in the entire province.
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