Currants are small tangy berries that are high in acidity and tannins, making for a tart flavor when eaten fresh off the vine but add a mouth-watering zing to your culinary creations. They are naturally high in pectin and make an excellent addition to nearly any fruit jam or make a phenomenal stand-alone jam. Use them fresh in fruit salads, particularly berry mixes, or to garnish desserts with their pretty color.