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Red Currant Syrup

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Red Currant Syrup
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Health Score:
2,9 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
20 min.
Preparation

Healthy, because

Even smarter

Currants have an ideal combination of vitamin C and iron. Vegetable iron is normally slightly less easily absorbed than that from animal sources, but vitamin C improves the utilisation of iron and the small red fruits are good for healthy blood formation.

Your homemade currant juice makes about 3 litres. Fill them into previously boiled bottles and close them when the juice is still hot. Let it cool down and store it in the refrigerator. If you like, you can add a scraped vanilla pod to the currants and let it simmer. The currant juice tastes best as a juice spritzer diluted with cool mineral water.

Ingredients

for
3
Ingredients
4 ½ lbs Red Currants
22 ozs sugar
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Preparation steps

1.

Rinse the currants, pat dry, and remove the stems.

Add to a saucepan with the sugar and 20 ounces of water. Bring to a boil. Mash the currants with a potato masher or large fork. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 10 minutes. 

2.

Pour the mixture through a sieve lined with cheesecloth. Once the currants have cooled, squeeze the cheesecloth to extract any remaining juices.

Transfer the syrup to a bottle or jar and store in a cool, dark place.