The currant is one of the most appealing dried fruits. The U.S.A , Australia , and Greece are the main producing?countries. Currants are a powerhouse of nutrition.

Health benefits:

  • They are low-fat, cholesterol-free and high in protein.
  • Dried currants are also an excellent source of nutrients healthy, and contain copper, manganese and potassium.
  • Similar to other dried fruits like raisins or figs, currants are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Uses:

  • Currants are widely used in the confectionery, baking, and health food industries. They can be ?mixed with various types of nuts and be eaten as a snack.

Nutritional information per 100 gr of Currants

  • Energy: 383 kcal
  • Protein: 4.08 g
  • Total fat: 0.27 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.028 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.047 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.180 g
  • Carbohydrates: 74 g
  • Fiber: 6.8 g
  • Calcium: 86 mg
  • Iron: 3.26 mg
  • Selenium: 0.7 mcg
  • Phosporus: 125mg
  • Magnesium: 45 mg
  • Sodium: 8 mg
  • Vitamin A: 73 IU
  • Vitamin B6: 0.296 mg
  • Vitamin E: 0.11mg
  • Vitamin K: 3.3 mcg