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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

RT2/WW - Currant (Bignay) Tree

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 The Currant tree is usually found in the Himalayas and other parts of Asia.  My MIL had this tree for a long time already.  The fruits can be made into a jam and jelly.  They are very sour while they are still red and they can be used to make sour soups like Sinigang.  Last time I heard, the fruits are fermented into into vinegar, wine and brandy.  Although we have not tried eating the leaves; some people say the young leaves can be mixed in salads or cooked with other vegetables.


Leora said...

Luscious. I haven't seen those here. A fermented version sounds delicious.

Ralph said...

The fruit may be small berries, but the range of tastes from fruity sweet to tart and even sour sounds intriguing. Fermented into a wine sounds like a taste treat, although this far east in the USA I will not likely see - but great in mu imagination!

Lola said...

Yummy ruby berries!

Happy RT2!

chubskulit said...

Ano nga tawag nyan sa tagalog ate? Nangangasim ako hahaha.

Rubies in a Peacock Lamp. Have a great Tuesday!

lina@women said...

I've never tried it, but I want to taste the fruits :)


The red and black current stew is a a favorite old English fruit desert of mine; here in the US substitute
the black current with the blueberry because, last time I heard, the black current shrub cannot be grown here.
Rasberries and Strawberries can be added creating a richer stew, either eaten as is, or put into a pie dish adding a pastry top. Thick fresh cream, of course, to top all! And I do not like having to prove I am not a robot - it is offensive!

Gattina said...

I probably have never eaten these berries ! interesting !

Felisol said...

The berries are looking delicious. I think the leaaves are different than those on my shrubs, funny. They berries definitely need something sweet added.
I think we are going to have red and black currants from last year (frozen ones) for dessert today.

Leovi said...

Nice pictures. I love currants, and with different shades of color ... that rich!

stevebethere said...

I have never seen them like that before..fab photos :-)

Joyce Lansky said...

Wonderful. I need to grow a tree worth picking.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

They look pretty! I've only seen them in jam and dried.

Kim, USA said...

We have this in the Philippines? I have not seen like this in my hometown. ^_^

Kim, USA

Raine said...

Added in sinigang? How come I don't see this fruit? Too many versions. hehehe. Didn't know it would be sour if it's red in color tho. Thanks for dropping by.

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

I've never seen a currant tree!

Thank you.

Here's my
Wordless Wednesday: Paris in July.
Hope you will stop by!

Leah H. said...

New info about the leaves.. Interesting!

Visiting for Ruby Tuesday 2- hope you can stop by..

beccagivens said...

Oh yummmmm ... now I want some!! Thanks for your Ruby Tuesday visit. :)

Rita said...

Interesting. I have heard of Currents but never seen any before. thanks for showing me something knew to me. 33-2 trolom

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