Imported frozen Black currants
1 lb (454g)
Piquant summer berries with a characteristic aroma and texture from the bunch of bittersweet fleshy, juicy berries. They grow from aromatic shrubs with strong fragrance. Intense, deep dark purple with strong tart aftertaste.
Particular care is taken when freezing these, from their fine tuning, selection to packaging.
These berries are considered to be one of the fruits with the highest content of infection-fighting vitamin C.
As these are all-natural, these may have naturally occuring tarty taste. You can even out by mixing with honey and other natural sweeteners
Bursting with super vitamin C. Every hundred grams serving of the fruit provides more than 3x of the daily recommended value. This will help boost immunity and defend the body from harmful toxins. It helps as well in skin care, healing of wounds, and taking care of the eyes.
Rich in antioxidants with a good variety of anthocyanins from their deep purple pigment and high content of polyphenol phytochemicals. These elements are said to possess health-promoting properties that play a role in preventing cancer, enhance health of the heart, manage diabetes, reduce obesity, fight off inflammation, and anti-aging.
Black currants are said to have been used for several ailments such as infections, vision problems at night, inflammation caused by arthritis, and even cancer.
They are a good source of iron, the nutrient needed by the blood cells and blood transport. It helps produce oxygen-bearing proteins myoglobin and hemoglobin.
They contain moderate amounts of potassium, calcium, vitamin A, and essential B vitamins needed by the body. A good portion of these berries can help in complete a healthy daily.
- Perfect for smoothies, making jams or jellies, syrups or preserves.
- Better ingredient for desserts: mix with berries like raspberries and strawberries to make a summer pudding, or with apples for crumbles and pies.
- Great to make juices or cordials
- Blend with apple or other red fruits
- Mix with pomegranate and grape juice
- Excellent to flavor your cup of tea
- Great to make as sauces for meat, to accompany roast or grilled steaks and other dishes
- Add to tomato and greens to make a salad
- Fantastic partner to your seafood and shellfish plate
- Use as a dip to sauce your barbecues
- Blend with mayonnaise and make a unique sauce for your fried dish
- Invigorating ingredient with other fruits, added with dark chocolate to make mince pies
- Other uses: used to prepare alcoholic beverages, in traditional medicine and in dye preparation
In the freezer at 0°F (–18°C) or below.
Note: Frozen items, especially for fruits, have the tendency to clump together. It is advisable to thaw the fruits in advance a few hours before use.
Defrosting and Thawing:
Remove from the freezer and put only needed amount to defrost in a secure plastic bag or lidded plastic container.
Place the berries in the refrigerator. Slow defrosting from 6-15 hours is preferred.
After, put the pack in a container filled with cold water to make defrosting faster. Place back in the refrigerator as soon as defrosted.
Avoid running the berries under water or microwaving for defrosting to keep from mushy and soggy textures.