- Source of fibre
- Low in salt
- Naturally occurring sugars
Vitamins & Minerals
- High in Potassium and Copper
August and September
The Black Corinth grape is the main cultivar grown for currants, which is more often known by the name Vostizza.
Provincial is another small, dark grape variety which is commonly used.
- Whole dried
The confusing, and somewhat misleading name is believed to have come about when the import of true currants to the US was banned in 1911 amid fears of disease affecting the timber industry.
When Greece started importing their tiny Zante raisins into the United States a few years later, the grape variety on the first imports was ‘Corinth’.
As the US had not seen currants for many years, it is believed a simple misinterpretation of the paperwork changed ‘Corinth’ into ‘Currants’, and the American public now recognise Zante raisins as currants.