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red currant

Dried red currants (Ribes rubrum) are prepared from hand picked, sound and clean frozen berries, which are cut and dehydrated with hot air to the highest standards for food products. Product appears as firm, sound and quite hard, red colored irregular free flowing pieces. Regular 10% moisture, sieve <8mm and whole available. Shelflife: 12 months. Country of origin: Italy.

Redcurrant fruit is slightly more sour than its relative the blackcurrant, and is cultivated mainly for jams and cooked dishes, rather than for eating raw. Herbalist sources consider redcurrant berries to have fever-reducing, sweat-inducing, appetite increasing, blood cleansing, etc. properties. Some of these proposed effects are probable, due to the verified high levels of vitamin C, fruit acids, and fiber the berries contain.