The Redcurrant
Bunches of elegance

This sharp-tasting fruit has always been a star ingredient for sophisticated culinary pairings. It complements both sweet and savoury dishes perfectly. The transparency of its crunchy and shiny peel reveals a glimpse of the pulp of each individual berry. Give this fruit a chance and you will not be able to stop eating it!

Offering more than just a delicious taste

Nutritional values per 100 g

The redcurrant is a small fruit with a naturally low calorie content and is a good source for potassium and fiber. A 100 g portion is rich in vitamin C, which contributes *:

  • to the normal functioning of the immune system
  • the maintenance of the normal function of the immune system during and after intense physical exertion
  • to protect cells from oxidative stress
  • to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • normal energy metabolism
  • to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • the normal formation of collagen useful in turn for the normal formation of blood vessels, bones, cartilages, gums, skin, teeth

It is also a good source for fiber and potassium, which contributes *:

  • to the normal functioning of the nervous system
  • normal muscle function
  • to maintaining normal blood pressure

* as part of a balanced and varied diet and a healthy lifestyle.

Our redcurrants

The redcurrant is a plant of the Sassifragacee, a family which belongs to the Ribes genus and the Rubrum species. The small and bright berries, combined to compose the bunches, grow on perennial and bushy shrubs. The redcurrant plant can reach up to three meters in height and blooms in spring in a show of pinkish flowers hanging in clusters.

Lover of fertile soils and mountain areas, the currant can withstand the coldest winters. Sant’Orsola cultivates two different varieties: red and white.

In order to meet our quality standards, the fruits must be whole, clean and must not have damage or marks on their surface. They must also be harvested in compact bunches. They are either bright red or pearly white depending on the variety and the characteristic flavor of the berries leaves a pleasant, intense and mainly acidic taste on the palate.

Originally from Western Europe, the exact etymology of its name is still shrouded in mystery: there are those who claim it has Arab origins whereas others tie it to the Scandinavian word “rips”. Famous for its beauty and shine, its status as a symbol of fertility and prosperity has been passed down by many legends.

Sant’Orsola’s red currant plants are treated with a highly reduced use of phytosanitary treatment, 70% lower than the limits imposed by law. We only choose treatments with the lowest environmental impact and we use them on plants only when strictly necessary, to protect them. All Sant’Orsola’s crops are regulated by the “Sant’Orsola Procedural Guidelines for Integrated Pest Management”, in compliance with the national integrated production guidelines.

Find out more about our farming techniques

We are fragile, handle us with care! Keep in the fridge between +4° and +8° degrees and wash just before serving.

Origin and availability

(Holland, Chile, Portugal)

Our Fruits Family

Are you looking for the freshness of the raspberry, the contrasting sweet and sour flavors of the blackberry and the sophisticated taste of currants? Or do you prefer the blueberry’s crispness or the comforting embrace of the strawberry?

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Certificates and Awards

Global GAP
ISO 14001
Premio Conai
Dichiarazione R-PET
Produzione integrata
IFS Food

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