Blackcurrants have recently been highlighted as a superfood in the western world. Most of us are used to having them in sugary drinks as kids or as an accompanying flavour with sodas or hot drinks., but few of us know how incredible they really are!
These incredi-berries are rich source of vitamin C, A, B1, B5 and B6 and minerals such as iron, copper, calcium and phosphorus. Medical studies show that black currants contain substances that improve circulation of blood and function of eyes and also reduce inflammation and boost immune system.
5 things you didn't know about Blackcurrants:
- Blackcurrant plants can survive from 15 to 30 years in the wild.
- Blackcurrants are used to steep flavour in the fermenting process in Vodka in Russia.
- The fruit is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
- Blackcurrant extracts are shown to reduce risk factors for metabolic conditions such as type 1 and 2 diabetes.
- Blackcurrants carry four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges.