Related to the gooseberry, currants come in black, red and white varieties.

The black variety is generally used for preserves, as well as syrups and liqueurs, while the red and white berries are delicious to enjoy fresh.

Currants contain no sugar, are high in antioxidants and also provide and omega-3 fatty acid called stearidonic acid.

Antioxidant Score* (ORAC)=7,960 and 3,387

*Currants, european, black (7,960) and red (3,387)

Selecting and Storing Currants

Choose those that are plump and without hulls. They can be refrigerated, tightly covered, up to 4 days.

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