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. Eating foods with vitamin C helps the body absorb iron. Currants also provide potassium and fiber. Potassium helps maintain healthy blood pressure, and fiber helps control cholesterol and keeps you 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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