Season: June

Description: Come in black and red varieties. Currants are a good source of vitamin C, an antioxidant that may reduce your risk of heart disease and certain cancers. Vitamin C helps protect skin from bruising, helps heal cuts and keeps gums healthy, and boost iron absorption. Currants also provide potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps bowel movements regular.

Selection: Brightly colored currants. Avoid currants with mold or soft spots.

Storing: Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Rinse before using.

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