Our vinegary produces slow fermented wine vinegar
made from our very own black currants.
The black currant berry looks and grows very similar to the blueberry.
The fruit is tart and flavorful and packed with nutrition.
Native to northern Europe and Russia, they are made into jams, jellies, wine, vinegar,
eaten fresh, dried, made into juice, also known as cassis, and used as a medicinal herb.
Black currants, scientifically known as Ribes nigrum are not as well-known in the United States
due to a ban in the early 1900's. It is only within the last two decades that the fruit has risen in popularity.
The fruit contain some of the highest levels of vitamin C and vitamin E, as well as,
an assortment of phyto-nutrients, antioxidants in particular. The entire plant-the leaves, stems,
seeds, roots, and fruit are used in traditional medicine against infection,
arthritis, gastrointestinal, skin, cardiovascular, and respiratory disorders.
In 2006, a study by Tufts University revealed that black currants may help protect against Alzheimer's disease.
In the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, a cancer study was conducted on black currants
and the effect the fruit has on chronic stress and inflammation.
Because of the high anthocyanin content, a major cancer cell inhibitor,
researchers are investigating anti-cancer therapy and black currant consumption.
The vitamin C level in 100g of black currants is two and a half times more than in oranges,
three times more than strawberries, and thirty times more than in apples.
At Dragonfly Farms, we slow ferment our pesticide-free black currants
with our barrel-aged wines from twelve months to two years to produce a nutrient rich vinegar.
Our delicious tasting vinegars do not contain any flavorings, colorings, preservatives, or alcohol.
We have conducted tens of thousands of taste tests and sold our vinegar
from local food shows to New York City food festivals to Foxwood Casinos in Connecticut
to specialty grocers in the Dominican Republic.
Our vinegars have been included at Presidential inaugural dinners to farm market recipes.
Everyone who has tried them, love the taste.
Contact us or your local Whole Foods Market in Maryland,
Washington DC, northern Virginia, Ohio, and New York City to purchase.
Check out a few articles about us:
Frederick News Post
Dishing up Maryland