Native Currant

Native Currants (Acrotriche depressa) are indigenous to Southern South Australia and Kangaroo Island and are a low growing heath found in well drained sheltered areas.

Although quite rare in the wild, there is a sustainable cultivated supply year round as a frozen product. These little berries were a favourite food of the Aboriginal people of the area.

The juice is the most useful part of this small berry so it’s best to extract the hard seed using a food processor (on low) and then pour through a sieve.

Uses: The Native Currants have a rich burgundy colour and a strong tangy/acidic flavour. This makes this native berry very useful as a base for savoury and sweet sauces and desserts.

Similar to: Tart currants with a hard seed

Season: Spring harvest

Supplied: Frozen, all year round

Available: Outback Pride Fresh food service

Mike and Gayle Quarmby

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