The appreciation of currants for flavor and health is growing. Enjoy them in this tasty Raspberry and Currant Jam.
1 pound red raspberries
1/4 cup currant juice
1/4 pound sugar
Mash the fruit, add the currant juice, and bring to the boiling point, stirring well from the bottom.
Add the sugar and cook until thick, stirring occasionally.
Pack in clean hot jars and seal.
Make a fruit dip by blending mustard with your fresh Raspberry and Currant Jam.
Currants can rightfully be called the "King of the Berries" due to the intrinsic biological and nutritional physiological values of its fruits... it contains several-fold higher concentrations of potassium, iron, vitamin C, organic acids and biologically active plant phenolic compounds than other fruits.
Europeans treasure the currant for its full-bodied flavor and vitamins and antioxidants. Because of its wealth of nutrients, the currant is used in the preparation of many European snacks and beverages, including currant juice. The bonus is, currants taste good! In America, the cultivation of currants and the appreciation of currant juice for its flavor and health benefits is growing rapidly. Enjoy them in this tasty jam.
Recipe makes 8 cups.
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