Currants have a sweet berry taste. There are several varieties of currants. The fruits come in black, red, white and pink colors. The black currant is the most nutritious.
Black currants are high in antioxidants, and they have more antioxidant properties than elderberries, cranberries and chokeberries. Currants also provide more than 300 percent of the daily recommended intake of vitamin C. Black currants are rich in anthocyanins, which can help protect the body against cancer, inflammation and neurological disorders. The berries are also a significant source of iron. A 100 gram serving of currant berries has 20 percent of the daily recommended amount of iron.