Sun Belle Red Currants
Sun Belle red currants are extraordinary. Strings of ridiculously beautiful red berries offer a feast for the palate and the eyes. Grown in pristine Chilean soil under ideal conditions, Sun Belle red currants are treasured among the berry cognoscenti of Italy, northern Europe and Russia, in addition to Canadian and American consumers.
- Why red currants? Because Sun Belle red currants are delicious and complex and offer many health and nutritional benefits. Red currants burst with flavors balancing tartness and sweetness. No wonder red currants are the epitome of what Italians call frutti di bosco, or fruit of the woods.
Red currants are on the vine berries, available in retail packages
containing layers of "strings" to which the crimson berries are attached. This aspect makes red
currants the most decorative of berries, particularly for festive winter holiday celebrations and
Pluck red currants straight from the string and eat them, pips and all, for a quick snack like they do in Holland. Or use red currants to add flavor, complexity and color to desserts and sauces for meats, fowl, game, cocktails and jellies.
- Like all bright colored berries, red currants are chock full of anthocyanidins, antioxidants associated with lessening the risk of some cancers and cardiovascular disease as well as some of the effects of aging. Red currants are a good source of vitamins B1 and C, and are rich in iron, phosphorous, copper, manganese and fiber. The medicinal properties of red currants have been appreciated for hundreds, if not thousands, of years in the treatment of wounds and ailments.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 cup (112 g) Amount per serving Calories 63 % Daily Value Sodium 1 mg Total Carbohydrate 14 g Dietary Fiber 5 g Sugars 8 g Protein 2 g Vitamin A: 1% Calcium: 4% Iron: 6% Vitamin C: 77%