This fruit is indigenous to America, Europe, and Asia. It probably derives its name from Corinth, where it was grown extensively. It is a small, round fruit, red, white, and sometimes black, growing in long clusters, or racemes, on low, thornless, scraggly shrubs. The fruit is quite sour, containing two and two-tenths per cent. of acid; but it also contains six and four-tenths per cent. of sugar, so that it is very palatable eaten in the raw state without the addition of sugar. The juice of the currant makes a very pleasant drink, when diluted with water, and one that is very beneficial in cases of fever. It is also excellent for making jelly, as it contains considerable pectose. or the jelly-producing element of fruit.