Blackcurrants are fruits from the shrub family and native to central and northern Europe, particularly Siberia.

 

Blackcurrants consist of a deep blue colour and smooth skin which covers their juicy flesh and tiny edible seeds.

 

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Abundant in vitamin C levels, with more than 300 percent of the daily recommended value in a 100 gram serving which provides antioxidants that stop free radicals from damaging cells, thus slowing down the rate of ageing and preventing the onset of heart disease and inflammation. (1)

 

  • Packed with B-vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1) are essential for increasing your metabolic rate. (2)

 

  • Provide 20 percent of the daily value of iron along with protection against immunity deficiencies and fatigue by transporting oxygen to cells. (3)

 

  • Contain contain copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium for optimal cell, tissue, and organ function in the body. (4) (5)

 

  • Provide anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidant compound that not only gives the currant its deep colour, but also supports vision and provides excellent anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits. (6)

 

  • According to the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) black currants offer one of the highest values of antioxidants among fruits. (7)

 

Blackcurrant Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams, raw

  Amt. Per
Serving
% Daily
Value*
Calories 63
Calories from Fat 3
Total Fat 0 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 g
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 2 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 15 g 5%
Dietary Fibre 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 1 g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 302%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.

 

 

 

 

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