- Naturally fat free
- Naturally low in calories
- Naturally high in fibre
- A source of protein as 13% of its calories come from protein
- A portion provides you with your RI for vitamin C
|Per 100g (raw)|
Preparation and Using
Blackcurrants can be eaten raw, just remove stalks, wash them in water and serve. They can be sprinkled with sugar and served with cream or fromage frais or in meringue shells. Add a drop of liqueur to the cream for an extra kick or macerate them first in balsamic vinegar or a strawberry liqueur for a different flavour.
Blackcurrants can also be stewed or baked into pies and are used to flavour or garnish foods such as pavlova, ice cream, cream, yoghurt and shortbread. They can also be used to make jams, chutneys and jellies and sauces for sweet or savoury dishes.