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Kitchen Dictionary: currant

Pronounced: KUR-uhnt


There are two distinct fruits which are called currants: (1) the dried zante grape; like a raisin, it is used in baked goods and (2) a fresh tiny berry related to the gooseberry. Currents are black, red, or white. The black ones are used for preserves, syrups and liqueurs; while the red and white berries are for eating out of hand.

plural: currants

Ethnicity: Greek Ingredient

Season: June - August

How to select: The dried zante grapes are available year round, the fresh currants have a summer season.

How to store: Refrigerate fresh currants, tightly covered, up to 4 days.

Matches well with: almonds, cherries, cream, pears, raspberries

Substitutions: raisins, chopped soft prunes, chopped dates

More Currant Recipes
Popular Currant Recipes
Juicy Herbed Pork Loin With Currant Sauce
Black Currant Liqueur, Liqueur De Cassis
Nana's Welsh Currant Cookies (Frying Pan Cookies)

Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 cup
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 407
Calories from Fat 3 (0%)
Total Fat 0.4g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Potassium 1284mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 106.7g 35%
Dietary Fiber 9.8g 39%
Sugars 9.8g
Protein 5.9g 11%

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