The humble British Blackcurrant has been bouncing around our households for many years, but it is only of late that we're starting to appreciate just how great they really are!
The mighty blackcurrant is bursting with more health promoting antioxidants than any other fruit or vegetable.
British Blackcurrants are grown for their dark purple colour meaning they exhibit a higher content of anthocyanins, thus promoting antioxidant activity. Blackcurrants also contain more Vitamin C than any other natural food source – and three times as much as an orange. They also contain high concentrations of beneficial nutrients Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Calcium, Vitamins A and B amongst others.
Emerging and existing research has shown the British Blackcurrant can help to prevent or delay progression of many ailments – including;
- Heart Disease
- Eye Strain
- Joint Inflammation
- Kidney Stones
- Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
For more information about health and nutrition please visit the Blackcurrant Foundation.
Blackcurrants in your diet
Blackcurrants can be used in many delicious recipes to supercharge your diet. They can be made into jams, smoothies and many wonderful desserts. Here are many inspirational recipes.