Select dry, firm, and well-shaped currants. Avoid containers of berries with juice stains (may be a sign that the berries are crushed and possibly moldy).
After purchasing berries, check the fruit and toss out any moldy or deformed berries. Return berries back to the original container or they should be arrange unwashed in a shallow pan lined with paper towels. Plastic wrap the entire container. Wash berries prior to use. Consume with in 1 week. When freezing, place dry, unwashed berries on a cookie sheet. Once frozen, they may be transferred to a plastic bag or container and stored for 10 months to 1 year.
Fat free, saturated fat free, cholesterol free, sodium free, an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C, a good source of manganese and potassium.