Where do red currants come from?
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People also ask, can you eat raw red currants?
Redcurrant. These shiny little berries grow low on bushes, hanging from the branches like rows of miniature gems. Their flavour is a little tart but they're still sweet enough to be eaten raw, so long as they're sprinkled with plenty of sugar.
Beside above, is red currant a berry? The red currants plants belong to the family of the Saxifragaceous and the species Ribes rubrum. They are cultivated for their fruits, small round berries of variable red colour. The red currant is a shrub of brambly appearance, with very grafted thin stems.
Secondly, where do red currants grow in the US?
triste (North America; Newfoundland to Alaska and southward in mountains). While Ribes rubrum and R. nigrum are native to northern and eastern Europe, large berried cultivars of the redcurrant were first produced in Belgium and northern France in the 17th century.
Do red currants have pits?
The pearl sized berries are loosely clustered in elongated strands and have a somewhat translucent sheen. Their brilliant red skin encases a pulpy flesh that contains 3-12 tiny edible seeds.