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blackcurrant

1. a N temperate shrub, Ribes nigrum, having red or white flowers and small edible black berries: family Grossulariaceae
2. 
a. the fruit of this shrub
b. (as modifier): #5blackcurrant jelly
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Blackcurrants were introduced into the New World by the early settlers and were taken up by the native tribes to treat insect bites, and cure throat infections, hence its common name; Quinsy Berry.
Blackcurrants are regarded as one of the easiest soft fruits to produce because harvest is mechanised and the fruit is grown in the open air rather than under plastic.
Tip the blackcurrants into a heavy-based saucepan with about 100ml of water.
Blackcurrants are, in my opinion, by far the best fruit there is.
PYO blackcurrants, rhubarb, peas and broad beans are also available.
Dry, tart flavour with the blackberries and blackcurrants coming through.
Turn out onto a plate and decorate with extra blackcurrants and/or whipped cream before serving.
The fruits and veg on offer to pick include strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, tayberries, loganberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants, rhubarb, peas and beans.
Carol: One good blackcurrant bush will yield pounds of fruit when it's established.
We reveal how to give hangovers the heave-ho: BLACKCURRANTS RESEARCHERS found "components taken from the humble super fruit, such as vitamin C, boosted levels of key enzymes that break down alcohol after heavy drinking.
including strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, tayberries, marionberries, blackberries, plums, damsons, runner beans, peas, sweetcorn, leeks.