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Currants recipes


Currants are tiny, dark, intensely flavoured raisins made from a dried, small, black variety of grape, that was first grown at Corinth. (Confusingly, Corinthian raisins are not currants, but are sultanas.)

Buyer's guide

Check the sell-by date and wash before use if dusty.


Store sealed in a cool, dark place.

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