Category Archives: Black Currant

History of Black Currant

During World War II, foods that were known to be rich in Vitamin C (e.g. oranges) were almost impossible to find (due to them being imported from enemy countries and other problems). Black currants are a very rich source of vitamin C (as much as 4 times higher than oranges), and they’re suitable for growing […]

Health Benefits of Black Currant

Black currants are very rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals In particular, black currants are renowned for their high content in Vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid, a very rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid) and potassium. They have been shown to have twice the potassium of bananas, four […]

Black Currant Nutrition Facts

Currants, european black, raw Refuse: 2% (Stems) Scientific Name: Ribes nigrum NDB No: 09083 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion) Nutrient Units Value per 100 grams Number of Data Points Std. Error Proximates Water g 81.96 4 0.438 Energy kcal 63 0 Energy kj 264 0 Protein g 1.40 2 Total lipid (fat) […]