In the 1850s, Charles Dickens described the famous London puddings and fruitcakes in his Christmas Stories praising currants to the skies; at that time, ships full to the brim with this renowned fruit of the Eleia region sailed from Katakolo harbour for the major European markets, thus making currants the chief export of the Greek state.
Currants are regarded as one of the most valuable products of nature, filled with ingredients that are useful for human health. Specifically, it contains vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. Also currants are an excellent source of potassium, which has proven to be one factor that reduces blood pressure. The currants are abound with fibers and research has shown to be valuable in the treatment of constipation and the reduction of cholesterol. It therefore appears that consumption of this excellent product is beneficial for the wellbeing of the human body.
Nowadays, with the appreciation of the Mediterranean diet and the global trend towards the consumption of natural products, recognition of the nutritional value of currents –already observed since long ago – is continuously gaining ground, thereby suggesting that the “monopoly” on currants could support the economy.
Our black raisins (currants) are different from the blond ones, as they do not leave a strong sweet taste. They are 100% organic and they are naturally dried under sun. This variety of currants exist only in Peloponnese, Greece.
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