Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Fruit Updated 26 February 2013 Blackcurrants Blackcurrants have a high vitamin C content – four times as much as oranges of an equivalent weight. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Blackcurrants have a high vitamin C content – four times as much as oranges of an equivalent weight. They are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids and help to relieve inflammation as well as urinary tract infections. It is also a good source of potassium.Blackcurrants in all forms work as antioxidants, as anti-inflammatories and theanthocyanin flavonoids counter the bacteria that cause food poisoning and urinary tract infections.Blackcurrants can be eaten freely, either raw, or cooked. Blackcurrant juice often contains very little fruit. Calories 28 Carotenes 100 mcg Fibre 3,6 g Iron 1,3 mg Potassium 370 mg Vitamin C 200 mg Vitamin E 1 mg Per 100g uncooked serving More in Diet and nutrition An apple a day can help older women live a third longer More: Healthy FoodFruit advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Win a Skin Renewal voucher valued at R2 000 Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.