Why do I bother, you ask?
They contain very high amounts of anthocyanins, a type of antioxidant found in elderberries, red grapes, blueberries, and other berries/fruit with that deep purple color.
|FYI - smashing the heated berries will send hot berry bits and juice flying as they pop.|
The seed oil is very good for joint pain and stiffness. Glaucoma responds well.
The berries are very high vitamin C. Both red and black currants have four times more vitamin C than oranges and twice the antioxidants of blueberries.
Slows blood clotting, so use caution if on blood thinning medication.
Leaves can be made into tea - good for gout, painful joints, and sore throats..
The berries can be made into juice - jelly - syrup - tincture - dried - added to foods - etc.