Currants


Also known as: 
Kisamisa, Endu draksa.

Description: 
There are two distinct fruits which are called currants: (1) the dried zante grape, like a raisin and (2) a fresh tiny berry related to the gooseberry. Currants are black, red or white.

Commonly used in: 
The black ones are used for preserves, syrups and liqueurs, while the red and white berries are for eating out of hand.

Health benefit: 
Currants are high in vitamin C, phosphorus, calcium and iron.