Red currants are gleaming little gems. Their bright red colour is a joy for the eyes, which is why they are often used to add a colourful touch to the most delicious dishes. Red currants have a refreshing flavour and taste great eaten pure as little vitamin bombs. They are a real delicacy combined with a little sugar and cream.
Red currants grow in clusters. They are a versatile type of berry with a refreshing, slightly tart flavour. Red currants are native to Europe and western Asia. Two hundred years ago they were used to make wine. Red currants like sunshine, but don't tolerate severe winters.
Red currants are very versatile. Their slightly tart flavour will give a refreshing touch to yoghurt, cakes, milkshakes and fruit salads. Try combining a handful of red currants with blue cheese in a salad. That may sound like a rather daring combination, but it’s one you are bound to enjoy! Red currants are also ideal for quenching your thirst, as you will soon discover on a hot, sunny day.
It's easiest to remove red currants from their stalks using a fork. Like other soft fruit, red currants are best kept in a refrigerator. Spread them out on a plate to avoid bruising them. Red currants can also be kept for a longer time in a deep freeze.
High in vitamins and fibre, red currants are very good for you. And as they contain virtually no calories they are ideal for use in any diet.