Blackcurrants are a widely under-appreciated fruit.
According to the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation, the berries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants and can be eaten fresh or in jams, juices, syrups, or dried.
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Those interested in making goodies with the berries will be happy to hear that Washington farmers are now offering blackcurrants in wholesale 15-pound boxes, ready for pickup in Bellevue on July 19.
The 15-pound boxes are $35 each and are available for ordering through this form.