Black currants grow as shrubs that are almost 2 meters high. They are small glossy berries grown in tightly packed strands and are a deep inky blue colour when fully ripe. Their soft pulpy flesh has a juicy texture and consists of multiple small edible seeds.
Choose the ripe ones with a smooth, glossy texture and without any bruises.
Black currant might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.(2)
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