Currants, Zante, Dried
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Dried Zante Currants From Barry Farm Foods
Dried Currants, Zante

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Currants, Zante, dried

Barry Farm gets it's dried fruit from multiple sources all over the country.  We search out the best possible product meeting our specifications for the best price. We search for dried fruits that are unsulphured and "low or no sugar added" where possible.

Following are a few things about dried fruit that you need to know.

Natural air dried fruit without sulphur dioxide is going to be darker, drier and possibly not as pretty as that found in a bag at the grocery store but the flavor is still there.  So don't let the dark brown color of the fruit fool you.  Sulphur dioxide inhibits discoloration and mold growth during the drying process, but some people are very allergic to it.

Some fruits MUST have some sugar or glycerin infused when going through the drying process because of the low natural sugar content of the fruit.  This keeps the pieces soft enough to chew when dried.

One reason that many naturally dried fruits are drier or tougher is that without a preservative, they MUST have a lower moisture content to prevent spoilage.  This means that, in some cases, you are getting Mother Nature's naturally shaped fruit leather.

Several of our more unusual dried fruits MUST be processed with sulphur dioxide; there's just no other way.  We have tried to be sure to list this fact on ANY fruit that is treated in this way.

RECIPE:

DRIED CURRANT BARS

2 c whole wheat pastry flour
t. baking soda
t. sea salt
1 t ground cinnamon
t ground nutmeg
t ground allspice
t ground ginger
t ground cloves
2/3 c vegetable shortening
1/3 c packed brown sugar
c sorghum
1 egg
2 T water
1 T white vinegar
1 c dried currants
c chopped walnuts

Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices.  Set aside.  In another bowl, cream shortening and brown sugar.  Add sorghum and egg.  Stir in water and vinegar.  Blend in dry ingredients, currants and nuts.  Spread in greased 10x15” shallow baking pan and bake at 350F oven for about 20 minutes or til lightly browned.  Cool slightly, then mark off in 2x3” bars.  While still warm, drizzle with thin confectioners’ sugar icing.  Cool and cut into bars.  Makes 20.

 

NutritionFacts
Serving size: 2 oz.
Amount per serving
Calories178
Calories from fat1
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 5mg0%
Total
Carbohydrate 42g
14%
Dietary Fiber 3.9g16%
Protein 2.3g
Percent values are based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet. Your daily values may differ.
Additional Information
0.6% of calories from Fat
94.3% from Carbohydrates
5.2% from Protein