The botanical definition of a berry is a fleshy fruit produced from a single flower and containing one ovary. Grapes and bananas are two common examples. The berry is the most common type of fleshy fruit in which the entire ovary wall ripens into an edible pericarp. They may have one or more carpels. The seeds are usually embedded in the fleshy interior of the ovary, but there are some non-fleshy exceptions, such as peppers, that have air rather than pulp around their seeds.
Redcurrant plant is a deciduous shrub, native to the western parts of Europe. Redcurrant belongs to the genus Ribes and family Gooseberry. The redcurrant bush grows up to a height of 1-1.5 meters. Its leaves are yellowish-green in color and are arranged spirally on the stems in bunches of five. The redcurrant berries are most popularly used in making jams and jellies. Raw fruit has a characteristic delicious taste and is an essential part of salads in many kitchens in European countries. In addition to its culinary uses, redcurrant is also known for its excellent health benefits and medicinal properties.