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Black Currant
Botanical Name: Ribes nigrum

The black currant plant is also known as quinsy berry. It's a small shrub or bush. It has green leaves with small, yellow fragrance glands on the lower leaf surface.

The flowers are green-white and red and hanging in clusters.

The berries are round, black, juicy and strong-flavoured. They contain high amounts of vitamins and antioxidants.

Fruit and leaves are used for making black currant tea, juice and jam, and also for making wine, schnapps and liqueurs - and to flavour wine vinegar.

Here in Denmark, the black currant plant grows wild in moist woods, shrubs, hedgerows and alder swamps.

Mostly found on the islands of Funen (Fyn) and Zealand (Sjælland).