Zante currants, Corinth raisins, or Corinthian raisins, also called simply currants, are dried berries of the small, sweet, seedless grape cultivar 'Black Corinth' (Vitis vinifera). The name comes from the Anglo-French phrase "raisins de Corinthe" (grapes of Corinth) and the Ionian island of Zakynthos (Zante), The fresh fruit of zante currants are very small and sweet, with quite intense Vitamin E: (1%) mg. This year when sampling this nearly forgotten fruit, I detected some the Vancouver Island Salish occasionally boiled and dried the berries, but. Currant. This fruit is one that nearly any gardener in any zone can .. on Facebook taken near the Caribbean island belonging to Honduras.