Black Currants

HEALTH BENEFITS OF BLACK CURRANTS

These amazing little black berries are power packed with high levels of vitamins, essential nutrients, as well as other healthy phytochemicals (polyphenols/anthocyanins).  The high level of phytochemicals have been linked to lowering inflammation, aiding the prevention of heart disease, cancer, microbial infections, as well as neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Blackcurrant seed oil is also rich in vitamin E, as well as unsaturated fatty acids including alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid.  Black currants have a high concentration of antioxidants, and are rich in vitamins with higher concentrations of Vitamin C, Potassium, and Iron then most other fruits.  The Vitamin C level is known to be 3 times the amount of Vitamin C then an orange, and make a perfect choice when it comes to a healthy and delicious fruit.  Black Currants also have many healthy organic acids and phenolic Compounds as well as Anthocyanins setting them apart from most other fruits. 

Black Currants have an outstanding nutritional benefit as well as many positive health benefits.  Try your best to utilize black currants in your meals as part of healthy lifestyle.  We will feature many recipes using black currants and you can use them anywhere you would use blueberries or cranberries.   

Uses:

Cereals both hot and cold
Baked Goods
Salads
Vegetable dishes
Whole Grains & Rice dishes
As a snack raw or dried
Smoothies
Shakes
Pancakes or Waffles
Trail Mix
Jams, Jelly or Preserves

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