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The blackcurrant, also known as black currant or cassis, is a woody shrub grown for its berries
The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum), also known as black currant or cassis, is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its berries. Bunches of small, glossy black fruit develop along the stems in the summer. The raw fruit is particularly rich in vitamin C and polyphenols. Blackcurrants can be eaten raw, but are usually cooked in sweet or savoury dishes. They are used to make jams, preserves, and syrups and are grown commercially for the juice market. The fruit is also used to make alcoholic beverages and dyes.
There are several types of currants, black, red, white and Zante.
I just bought these black currants which are imports from England.
I expect to use this in one or more recipes for the wine recipe challenge, by adding wine with other stuff.
Turm' & 'Rants
Cocktail with turmeric and black currants | Serves 4-5 | Preparation 15-20 minutes
100 ml (~70 g) black currants (+ 12-25 whole berries for garnish)
4 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons turmeric powder
Juice of one lemon (+ 4-5 lemon slices for garnish)