Because they are quite tart, fresh currents usually are not eaten raw; instead, they are used in baking or to make jams, jellies, and sauces. Diluted and sweetened black currants juice is a refreshing beverage that is very high in vitamin C. The juice can be fermented and made into liqueurs and cordials.
- An excellent low-calorie source of vitamin C and potassium.
- High in bioflavonoids.
- Fresh currants are highly perishable and are available for only a few weeks in the summer.