She hopes a marketing campaign will increase the amount of British blackcurrants
sold and efforts are already underway to secure the future of Herefordshire growers.
People aren't using blackcurrants
in food in the way that they used to.
growers in the UK produce 13-15,000 tonnes a year of fruit but only a small quantity (about 5%) of the crop is sold as whole fruit--the remaining 95% is used to produce Ribena.
Fold in the blackcurrants
and spread over the cake.
Growers say blackcurrants
contain even more nutrients than blueberries but have become the 'forgotten fruit' of the fresh produce aisle.
Most contain good amounts of fibre while plums, peaches, blackcurrants
, cherries and berries are packed with pectin, which helps lower cholesterol.
2, Meanwhile, soak the rest of the blackcurrants
in the rum and caster sugar.
Dry, tart flavour with the blackberries and blackcurrants
The reason being that almost 95% of the UK crop of blackcurrants
goes straight to the Ribena factory.
In 100g of blackcurrants
you get 100% of your recommended daily intake of vits C and K.
You can also pick gooseberries, strawberries (more than one variety), raspberries, blackcurrants
, redcurrants and tayberries.
INGREDIENTS For the blackcurrant
layer: 250g blackcurrants
A squeeze of lemon juice Up to 100g caster sugar 50ml water For the chocolate layer: 25g cocoa powder 50g caster sugar 100ml water For the cream/yoghurt layer: 200ml double cream 200ml plain full-fat yoghurt 2tbsp caster sugar To finish: 50g skinned hazelnuts 1tbsp Demerara sugar METHOD 1.