Organic Dried Currants from Corinth (PDO) (7 oz)

Golden Black

$7.49

Corinthian currants (also called Zante currants or Corinthian raisons) are produced from a sweet, seedless grape variety grown exclusively in the Peloponnese and the Ionian islands of Zakynthos and Kefalonia, earning them Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) status.

Golden Black produces these organic currants in the region of Nemea outside of Corinth from family vineyards that have been cultivated since 1876. After harvesting, the currants are dried in the shade for for three to four weeks and then finished under the sun for an additional day or two. The drying process preserves their dark color and intense, sweet flavor.

Corinthian currants are more than just a sweet treat. They actually pack a surprising amount of nutrition, too. Currants are high in antioxidants, fiber, and potassium, and their antioxidants seem to have antimicrobial and and even anti-cancer properties. Despite their relatively high sugar content, they can also help to control blood sugar and lower cholesterol.

Nutrition

Per serving (20 g)

Energy

63.2Kcals

Protein

0.4 g

Carbohydrates

15.2 g

Sugars

11.8 g

Fat

0.1 g

Fibre

1.4 g

Sodium

0 g

Potassium

0.12 g

 

Recipe Ideas

Currants are delicious and nutritious as a sweet snack on their own, but you can also add them to baked goods like muffins or breakfast foods like porridge or pancakes. They can also be a surprising sweet addition to savory dishes like salads, rice pilafs, and stuffings.

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