Currants 30 Lb. (1 pcs Case)

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$2.95 Per Lb. (1 pcs) 30 Lb. Case

Item #: 23880


$88.56

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Product Characteristic

Possible countries of origin based on our recent purchases of this product

Currants: Product of South Africa

Wholesale Currants

Currants (black Corinthian raisins) are a unique dried vine product that is produced mainly in southern Greece and in smaller quantities in California, South Africa and Australia. Especially in the region around the town of Aeghion is produced the world-known Vostizza currants, a PDO product (Product of Designated Origin). The cultivation of currants in the Greek South is referred in Homer’s Odyssey almost three thousand years ago and by philosopher Aristotle. The currants are produced mostly in high-altitude, mountainous area and are sun-dried without addition of any additive, such as accelerating drying agent or infused sugars. Wholesale Currants, which is fully traceable to the farmer, is then washed by potable water and cleaned in modern food factories. The area of Aeghion has made in recent years several new developments in agriculture, such as the first implication of certified organic agriculture in Greece more than three decades ago. Also the main Agricultural Cooperative of the area has assisted researchers from Greek and several European Universities to participate in collaborative research projects, such as the food quality and safety and nutritional value of the product. A basic advantage of currants (and several other fruits, such as raisins) is that they are consumed along with their skin. Their skin, being deep blue/black, is full of antioxidants. Also due to their small size, currants have a very high specific surface area (area of skin/mass of product), therefore a higher concentration of antioxidants but also dietetic fiber than several other fruits.Chefs come to us for our wholesale currants when they are making healthy deserts and jams. Currants are used in cakes and muffins. Many Rugelach recipes call for currants. We also supply the makers processing currants into jellies and jams.
Test Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
about 341 Servings Per Container
Serving Size about 1/3 cup 40g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 120
%Daily Value*

Total Fat  0g 0%

  Saturated Fat  0g 0%

  Trans Fat  0g

Cholesterol  0mg 0%

Sodium   0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrate  32g 12%

   Dietary Fiber 1g 4%

   Total Sugars 24g

     Includes 0g  Added sugars 0%

Protein 1g

Vitamin D 0mcg 0%

Calcium 30mg 2%

Iron 0.7mg 4%

Potassium 280mg 6%

* The % Daily value (DV) tells you how much a
nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily
diet. 2000 calories a day is used for general
nutrition advice.

INGREDIENTS: DRIED ZANTE GRAPES, SUNFLOWER OIL.
CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN AN OCCASIONAL PIT
PRODUCED ON SHARED EQUIPMENT THAT ALSO PROCESSES PEANUTS, TREE NUTS, SOY, MILK, EGGS AND WHEAT
Microbiological
Aerobic Plate Count< 100,000 cfu/g
Coliforms< 3 mpn/g
E-Coli< 3 mpn/g
ListeriaNegative
SalmonellaNegative
Physical
AppearanceDeep Red in Color
COOLCurrants: Product of South Africa
FlavorTypical of Currants
Foreign Materials0.1%
GlutenGluten Free
GMONon GMO
Moisture< 21%
SmellNo Off Odors
TextureChewy