Currants are dried berries of the small, sweet, seedless grapes. The currant is not related to black, red or white currants, which are berries of shrubs in the Ribes genus and not usually prepared in dried form. When dried, they are used in cooking, especially baking. In the United Kingdom, they are often used in scones, currant buns, Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mincemeat. They are sometimes sold in mixtures as "mixed dried fruit".