Currants may be tiny, but they pack a big nutritional punch. Like other berries, they are excellent sources of fibre, vitamin C, and antioxidants, especially the flavonoid anthocyanin. In fact, black currants carry four times the amount of vitamin C as oranges, and double the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. The benefits of vitamin C are many. The body uses vitamin C to metabolize protein and form collagen, which is essential for skin care and anti-aging. In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strengthen your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms. Early research has even shown that blackcurrants can help to slow down glaucoma and Alzheimer’s!
Organic Black Currants can be found in both Weeds & Seeds™ Classic and Weeds & Seeds™ Wild Berry blends!