Berries that grow on shrubs. They have an acidic yet sweet flavor and can be white, red, or dark purple.
Native to Europe, the U.S., and Asia.
Currants can spread a fungal disease to plants, so in the early 1900s, U.S. federal and state governments outlawed growing the plants.
Black currents are the primary commercially grown species.
“6 Health Benefits of Black Currant” by Debra Rose Wilson (2017) https://www.healthline.com/health/health-benefits-black-currant
“Currants and Gooseberries” from The Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment