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“European Currants” is the natural product resulting from the desiccation of the Corinthian Currant – a Greek grape variety (named “Black Currants from Corinth”), which goes under the scientific name Vitis vinifera L.

This variety is characterized by very fine, thin-skinned, extremely juicy and intensely flavored berries. Furthermore, currants are practically seedless, a trait that gains them a distinct competitive advantage when compared to other raisin varieties. Their excellent aroma and rich flavor distinguish them as the world’s best variety.

This natural product, as the dried grapes of the same variety, maintains all the characteristics of the fresh grapes, such as high nutritional value, sugars, vitamins, vegetal fibers, antioxidants, minerals and rich aromas.

The product is widely considered as a perfect natural alternative food and sweetener with excellent taste and aromas. Its sugars, glucose and mainly fructose – the sugars of fruits and honey - are monosaccharides which constitute a precious instant energy source.

Besides being particularly rich in iron, potassium and magnesium, currants also contain high levels of calcium, manganese, zinc, minerals and vitamins. Apart from being full of antioxidants (flavonoids, anthocyanins, etc.), currants are especially rich in fibers and are sodium and cholesterol free.

Currants can be consumed directly as a snack or used as a culinary, bakery or pastry ingredient, maintaining all of their nutritional benefits.

The superior quality of Currants, named “VOSTIZZA”, has been recognized by the European Union, as a Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) product, since 1998.

 

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