They have twice the antioxidants of blueberries, three times the vitamin C of oranges, and more potassium than bananas. Additionally they contain calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese.
Because of the variety of vitamins and minerals, and the potent phytochemical and antioxidant power in black currants, they boast a fair amount of potential health benefits. As researchers continue to study these dark purple wonders, the compounds that they contain, and their effects on our health, there will likely be many more exciting benefits uncovered. Click here to learn more about black currants and the research on its benefits in protecting against Alzheimer's disease, heart disease, vision disorders, urinary tract infections, and kidney stones. Click here to learn about Phytonutrients, Antioxidants, Anthocyanins and Quercitin, the natural compounds contained in black currants and their benefits to your health.
Because of their unique, tart taste, black currants are used in the finest cuisines around the world to make great sauces that go well with game, pork, lamb, turkey and duck and, when sweetened, provide that unmistakable cassis flavor to syrups, desserts and jams.
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