Organic Currants

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Description

Organic Currants are nutrient dense and delicious.

Our Organic Corinthian Currants are from Greece and are high grade currants.  Some currants on the market are actually made from varying grape varieties but these are genuine – made from a small dark red seedless grape grown only in Greece.  Their dark red colour signifies a high level of antioxidant polyphenols making these organic currants a great addition to any diet. There is not a huge difference between raisins, currants and sultanas – they simply come from slightly different grape varieties.  If you are not sure which is for you then you can try our mixed vine fruits so you don’t have to choose!

Organic currants are a really delicious addition to baking recipes or are great for a simple snack.  They can be used in so many ways and are a popular ingredient in sweet and savoury dishes to add natural sweetness, they are particularly good in fruit cake and scones.  Our currants are dried naturally to produce these tasty little treats.

Origin: Greece

Allergen Information: Packed on premises that handle gluten, tree nuts, sesame, soya, peanuts.

Nutritional Information

The Nutritional Benefits of Organic Corinthian Currants.

Organic Corinthian Currants are a source of B6, potassium, iron, copper and manganese.

Manganese: This vital nutrient contributes to the maintenance of normal bones, formation of connective tissue and the protection of cells from oxidative stress.

Iron: It is vital to get enough iron and many whole foods contain high levels of it.  Iron contributes to normal cognitive function, immune system function, reduction of tiredness, energy-yielding metabolism, formation of red blood cells, transportation of oxygen and cell division.

Potassium: This essential nutrient contributes to the normal functioning of the nervous system, muscle function and the normal maintenance of blood pressure.

Copper: This trace mineral is needed to protect cells from oxidative stress and for normal function of the immune system.  It also contributes to normal connective tissue and functioning of the nervous system.

Vitamin B6: This important nutrient contributes to normal functioning of the immune system, physiological function, immune system function, hormone function and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.

Typical Nutrient Values Per 100g:
Energy 1185kj/283kcal
Fat 0.3g
of which saturates Trace
Carbohydrate 74.4g
of which sugars 67.4g
Fibre 6.8g
Protein 4.1g
Salt Trace
Typical Vitamin/Mineral Values Per 100g:
Vitamin B6 0.3mg 15% RI
Iron 3.3mg 18% RI
Potassium 892mg 15% RI
Copper 0.5mg 23% RI
Manganese 0.5mg 23% RI

*High in = 30% or more of RI (reference intake)

*Source of = 15% or more of RI (reference intake)

Storage

For optimum freshness keep in a cool place away from moisture and direct sunlight.  Store in a tightly sealed bag or container.

Family Tips

  1. Organic Currants are a perfect addition to home-made muesli or trail mix.
  2. Sprinkle these over your porridge and you won’t need any other sweeteners!
  3. These tasty currants goes really well in baking recipes.
  4. They also go really well in the place of raisins in granola bars, we like this recipe.
  5. We like them mixed with nuts as it makes a more balanced snack and keeps us going longer.