Red Currant Berries
Inventory, 12 ct : 9.17
This item was last sold on : 02/16/17
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Red currants grow on stout woody shrubs approximately 1.5-2 meters tall. The pearl sized berries are loosely clustered in elongated strands and have a somewhat translucent sheen. Their brilliant red skin encases a pulpy flesh that contains 3-12 tiny edible seeds. Less robustly flavored than black currants, but more tart than white currants, they offer flavors of raspberry, cranberry, gooseberry, rhubarb, hints of rose and a moderately acidic finish.
Red currants are available in the summer.
Red currants are a member of the Grossulariaceae family and are botanically classified as Ribes rubrum and R. sativum. They are one of over 150 species within the Ribes genus, which also includes black currants, white currants, and gooseberry species. Some of the best and most commonly grown cultivars are, 'Jonkheer van Tets', 'Perfection' and 'Red Lake'.
Red currant berries are known as “superfruits” as they have naturally high antioxidant capacity due to the pigmented polyphenol, cyanidin, which is found in their skin. They are also a good supply of vitamins C and K, manganese and potassium.
Like the black and white varieties, Red currants are perfectly suited for the typical jelly, jam, syrup or baked good, however, their palate cleansing acidity and moderate sugar level lends them to savory applications as well. They are commonly paired with rich rich game meats such as duck and lamb, especially when cooked down into a piquant sauce with rosemary and red wine. Combine red currants with orange juice and baking spices for a sweet and spicy glaze for baked ham. Other complimentary flavors include, apple, pear, ginger, oats, juniper, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and woody herbs.
Some people have used Red currants cosmetically in face-masks for firming up tired and lifeless skin.
All cultivated currant species have Asian and European ancestry. The most significant historical source of cultivation of currants was within Russia during the 11th century when they were grown in monastery gardens, towns and settlements. Red currant plants can still be found growing wild in cooler climates, but are more often cultivated for commercial sale. Unlike the black currant bush which requires heavy annual pruning for proper fruiting, both the red and white varieties only bear fruit on two to three year-old wood.
Restaurants currently purchasing this product as an ingredient for their menu.
|Stake Chophouse & Bar||Coronado CA||619-295-3172|
|Et Voilà! French Bistro||San Diego CA||619-209-7759|
|Uptown Tavern||San Diego CA||619-847-4688|
|Lodge at Torrey Pines Main||San Diego CA||858-453-4420|
|Golden Door||San Marcos CA||760-761-4142|
|Dolce Pane & Vino||Del Mar CA||858-832-1518|
|Venissimo Cheese Del Mar||Del Mar CA||858-847-9616|
|Petite Madeline Bakery||Oceanside CA||760-231-7300|
|West Steak and Seafood||Carlsbad CA||760-930-9100|
|Vi At La Jolla Village||San Diego CA||858-646-7700|
|The Barrel Room||San Diego CA||858-673-7512|
|Cucina Sorella||San Diego CA||619-281-4014|
|Urge American Gastropub - RB||San Diego CA||858-673-8743|
|Tavern at the Beach||San Diego CA||858-272-6066|
|Currant||San Diego CA||619-702-6309|
|Ponsatys||Rancho Santa Fe CA||858-771-1871|
|Rancho Valencia||Del Mar CA||858-756-1123|
|The Land & Water Company||Carlsbad CA||760-729-5263|
|Michele Coulon Dessertier||San Diego CA||858-456-5098|
|Firefly Beach||San Diego CA||619-222-6440|
|Madison High School||San Diego CA||858-496-8410|
|Dolce at the Highlands||San Diego CA||858-847-2740|
|The Bellows||San Marcos CA||619-395-6325|
|Extraordinary Desserts||San Diego CA||619-294-2132|
|Pacific Regent La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-597-8008|
|Seasons of La Jolla||San Diego CA||858-456-8619|
|Bice Ristorante||San Diego CA||469-450-3519|
Recipes that include Red Currant Berries. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Bitchin Camero||Red Currant, Nectarine & Thyme Crisps|
|The Kitchn||Frisee Salad with Red Currants|
|Under the High Chair||Cornmeal Red Currant Pancakes with Red Currant Syrup|
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Near San Diego, California, United States
About 67 days ago, 12/14/16
Spotter's comments : Red Currant Berries spotted at Specialty Produce. Now in stock
Specialty ProduceNear San Diego, California, United States
1929 Hancock St. Suite 150, San Diego 92110
About 420 days ago, 12/28/15
Spotter's comments : Red Currant Berries spotted at Specialty Produce. In stock now, prefectly balanced tartness and sweetness.
Central Market Near Euless, Texas, United States
About 561 days ago, 8/08/15
Pike Place Market
Frank's Quality ProduceNear Seattle, Washington, United States
About 584 days ago, 7/16/15
Spotter's comments : Red Currant Berries spotted at Pike Place Market. Local Currants for $5 box are delicious and will be a nice splash of color on tonights salad ;)
Coburg plaza Bavaria, Germany
About 600 days ago, 7/01/15
Spotter's comments : Red Currant Berries spotted at Coburg plaza.