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    Kitchen Dictionary: currant

    Pronounced: KUR-uhnt

    currant

    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

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    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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