The grapes used to make dried currants originate principally from what country?

A. Morooco

B. Italy

C. Spain

D. Greece


Black Corinth grapes from Greece are the source of dried Zante currants, sometimes known as “black Corinth raisins.” According to the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources department, the word “currant” evolved from “Corinth,” the name of the Greek port from which the fruit was exported to western Europe. By the 1700s, however, the currant trade shifted slightly westward toward Greece’s Ionian Islands, notably the island of Zante (also known as Zakynthos). Hence, the name Zante currants.

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