Blackcurrant


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The Black Currant of our gardens, has been developed from wild ancestors from Europe to Central Asia and the Himalayas. It belongs to the Rosaceae. It is extremely rich in Vitamen C and the berries, are made into jams, jellies and cordials and thereby widely grown commercially. The leaves of currants have a strong smell and yield a yellow dye. It seems there are valuable medicinal properties being claimed for the plant.