Currants

$6.99
Size:1lb bag ( $6.99 /lb)

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Shelf Life: Store open or closed under refrigeration for up to 1 year. This item can be frozen.

Origin: United States

Product ID: 1022

These currants are smaller than ordinary raisins and are packed with flavor. Known as Zante currants, they are dried, seedless red grapes with a sweet and tangy taste. The rich flavor of currants is delicious in cakes, jams, and other dishes. A rich source of iron, antioxidants, and fiber, currants will give your diet a super nutritional boost.

Currants vs. Raisins

Currants and raisins, along with close relative sultanas, are all naturally sweet dried fruits made from different varieties of raisins. Currants are the rarest variety of the three. True black and red currants (different from Zante currants) tend to be tarter and grow on bushes rather than sultanas and raisins which grow on vines.

Health Benefits of Currants

Nutritional Powerhouse: Zante currants are naturally low in sodium, fat-free and cholesterol-free, but provide an ample supply of vitamins and minerals. They boast high levels of iron, potassium, calcium, and B-complex vitamins. They are also a plentiful source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.

Lower Cholesterol Levels: Research suggests that including currants in your diet can reduce harmful cholesterol levels. These small raisins are a good source of soluble fiber, which can help regulate blood sugar levels and limit the amount of cholesterol absorbed into the bloodstream. A study from the University of Connecticut showed that participants lowered LDL cholesterol levels when they ate one cup of raisins per day and walked regularly.

Bone Health: It’s important to eat foods that will keep your bones strong and healthy. Zante currants are especially rich in a trace element called boron, which supports strong bones and improves healthy joint function. Studies suggest that including boron-rich foods as part of your diet can lower the risk for developing osteoporosis, an age-related disease that causes weak and fragile bones.

Vitamins for Eyes: UV ray exposure from sunlight causes a build-up of free radicals that can damage the eyes. The antioxidants in currants protect the eye’s retina by repairing damaged cells. Vitamin A and carotenoids also protect against age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease which causes vision loss and blindness.

Cavity-Fighter: Currants might be the only sweet treat that gets the approval of your dentist. These raisins are packed with compounds that fight oral bacteria, the cause for cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal disease. Research presented at the American Society for Microbiology found five different compounds naturally occurring in raisins that can protect teeth and gums.

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5 out of 5 stars

– September 23, 2022

Vaun, Saint Petersburg, Florida

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I love, love, love currants!! They are hard to find at local grocery store and when you do they are a fortune! We get ours fresh from Nuts.com and just love them. Yesterday I put them in my cottage cheese for lunch. I give my soups extra love by putting them in my homemade soups or in couscous. Never disappointing.

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5 out of 5 stars

– November 13, 2023

Janet, Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania

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We will using to make mincemeat tarts for the holidays!. We can't wait to start using it! Your raisins are the best!

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