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  1. photo 3 Rare Berries You’ve Probably Never Tried (But Should!)3 Rare Berries You’ve Probably Never Tried (But Should!)Article
    gooseberry pies. Oven-roasted gooseberries can be used in gooseberry fool. You can even use gooseberry chutney as an accompaniment to savory dishes like meats. Hybrids of gooseberries and blackcurrantsRead more
  2. photo Medical Problems and SolutionsMedical Problems and SolutionsTreatment
    antioxidant-rich berry juices available: blackcurrant juice. On the surface this sounds like a solid recommendation. However, while browsing through the medical literature you find evidence that blackcurrantRead more
  3. photo Aronia berries: North American fruits bursting with antioxidantsAronia berries: North American fruits bursting with antioxidantsNews
    and blueberry and one-and-a-half times as many antioxidants as the cranberry and blackcurrant. Even when sweetened and made into jams and spreads, aronia berries still contain more antioxidants - includingRead more
  4. photo Studies show that maqui berries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyaninsStudies show that maqui berries are rich in antioxidants and anthocyaninsNews
    Maqui is a tree that is native to the temperate rainforests of Chile and certain regions of southern Argentina. Its sweet-tasting berries, which resemble blackcurrants in size and color, have beenRead more
  5. photo 5 Gooseberry Recipes for Uncommonly Delicious Summer Desserts5 Gooseberry Recipes for Uncommonly Delicious Summer DessertsRecipe
    to traditional favorites. Try one of our 5 favorite gooseberry recipes  this summer to taste what this delicious fruit is all about! 1. Blackcurrant Gooseberry Jelly This jelly recipe from Canadian Living offersRead more
  6. photo The Sweet Secret to a Healthy Sex LifeThe Sweet Secret to a Healthy Sex LifeArticle
    , which are found in all blue, red, or purple foods, but especially blueberries, cherries, blackberries, radishes, blackcurrant, and — yes — red wine, were some of the most powerful. Also of interest wereRead more
  7. photo 5 New Champagne Cocktails for A New Year5 New Champagne Cocktails for A New YearArticle
    with blackcurrant liqueur and bubbly. This updated version uses Crème de Violette, a sweet floral liqueur with the mild flavor and aroma of its namesake flower and a beautiful purple color. Unavailable in the UnitedRead more
  8. photo 6 Classic Champagne Cocktails6 Classic Champagne CocktailsArticle
    to five of these slowly.” Kir Royale One of the most popular apéritifs (before-dinner drinks) in the France, the Kir combines ½ ounce (or less) of crème de cassis (blackcurrant liqueur) with white wineRead more
  9. photo 3 Spectacular Organic French Wines3 Spectacular Organic French WinesArticle
    grapes is naturally intense and darkly colored, with flavors reminiscent of violet and blackcurrent. Wines from this region are not common in the States, but their unique, earthy flavor goes wellRead more
  10. photo 6 Hard Cider Cocktail Recipes6 Hard Cider Cocktail RecipesArticle
    on top of it. If you prefer sweet drinks, you can also add in a dash of blackcurrant cordial – now your cocktail is called a Snakebite and Black. 2. Black Adder – Also a blend of beer and ciderRead more

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The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its piquant berries. It is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia where it prefers damp fertile soils and is widely cultivated both commercially and domestically. It is winter hardy but cold weather at flowering time during the spring reduces the size of the crop. Bunches...More