Black currants or Ribes nigrum are small round black berries that have been popular for medicinal purposes throughout Northern Europe, Central Asia and Northern Asia for hundreds of years. They have traditionally been used to treat everything from sore throats to kidney issues and dysentery. With a very distinct sharp taste and pleasing aroma, black currants a tasty and versatile berry whose flavor beautifully compliments a variety of dishes from sweet to savory.
Not only are black currants a delicious addition to your daily diet, but they are extremely good for you as well. Compared to blueberries they have four times the potassium, magnesium and vitamin A, five times the iron, nearly five times the phosphorous, nine times the calcium and ‘eighteen’ times the vitamin C. To top it all off their anthocyanin content is second only to aronia berries. Essentially, they are very rich in antioxidants and beat out more popular fruits such as blueberries, raspberries and cranberries. They are a true super food.
Our black currant powder is made with 100% black currants and dried completely naturally without the use of sugars or oils. We recommend filling an unused salt or pepper shaker and sprinkling some in your daily oatmeal, yogurt, tea or smoothie (Or even on your dessert!). There is no wrong way to enjoy this power house berry powder.
· Black currants are known for their high content of vitamin C, GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid) and potassium. They contain twice the amount of potassium found in bananas, 4 times the vitamin C in oranges and twice the antioxidants in blueberries.
· Black currants contain anthocyanins that help in fighting against cardiovascular disease, aging, joint inflammation, eyestrain, urinary infections, kidney stones and even cancer
· New comprehensive study shows black currants can halt the spread of glaucoma. One group took the best drugs on the market and the other took black currants along with the drugs. Remarkably the black currant group showed no signs of the glaucoma spreading while the other group saw no improvements.
· Be applied in pharmaceutical field, used to improve body immunity blood vessel.
· Be applied in food and drink field, widely used as natural coloring.