Currants are small, dried grapes that are soft and ready to eat with a natural sweetness. They are deep, purply black, plump, juicy and great for your mental and physical health.
Dried currants contain antioxidants, vitamin C, iron, and calcium and are a fantastic source of fibre. These tiny fruits give a powerful boost to your immune system, help digestion, increase energy, strengthen bones and protect skin.
They are easy to stock in your cupboard, snack on the go, or add to baking for their tangy sweetness. We provide a high-quality selection of Greek Currants and a blend of currants with pineapple, raisins and cranberries.
Nutritional benefits of dried currants
We want to put a spotlight on the wonderful health and wellness benefits of dried currants and how they help your body.
Rich in fibre - You need to eat whole foods, fruit and vegetables to get enough fibre. Currants are a simple and easy way to add fibre to your diet for healthy digestion.
Packed with antioxidants - Dried currants are a fantastic source of antioxidants, which protect your cells against free radicals that attack and damage cells. This reduces the risk of certain types of cancer, improves blood flow and heart health and enhances skin.
High in vitamin C - The immune system needs vitamin C to boost the production of antibodies, which defend the body against illness. So, including currants in your nutrition will protect you from picking up coughs and colds.
Contains iron - Iron isn’t just available in dark green vegetables but through a number of berries and fruits, including currents. Iron helps circulate oxygen, so consume currants to reduce tiredness and increase energy.
Source of calcium - Your body needs calcium for healthy bones, nails and teeth. Ensure you get enough by interweaving currants into your diet.
Easy ways to eat dried currants
Dried currants don’t require any prep, making them incredibly easy to eat. There are numerous ways to use them, from baking to breakfast. Check out some inspiration to use currants below:
Bake into biscuits - A traditional way to use dried currants is to bake them into biscuits, giving them texture and a sour-sweet tang.
Eat raw as a snack - If you are craving a non-savoury snack, a handful of currants are easy to grab, and a full portion is one of your 5-a-day.
Use for fruit cake - Mixing chopped currants with a wealth of other dried fruits, such as apricots and cranberries, make a delicious fruit cake.
Sprinkle into a trail mix - Give your nut and seed trail mix a tasty boost by blending it with plump, dried currants.
Stir into porridge - Currants give plain porridge a juicy sweetness and work especially well in autumn-themed cinnamon oatmeal.
Dried currants are a tiny, tasty and delicious fruit with multiple nutritional benefits to increase your well-being. Check out our wonderful dried currants and berry blends today.