Information about Fruits: Currants

About currant, information about the fruit, production, history and varieties in the world.



Great Britain grows more black currants than any other country. In the U.S. they grow best around the Great Lakes, the Hudson River Valley, and the Rocky Mountains. The culture of the black currant has been prohibited in the northwestern U.S. because it is the host for a disease called blister rust that is destructive to the white pine. The red, white, and black varieties are eaten fresh or jellied. They contain vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and iron. For sore throat: Simmer, don't boil, for 10 minutes, 2 tsp. of fruit in 2 cups water, strain, and gargle, or add honey and swallow.

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