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Updated 26 February 2013

Blackcurrants

Blackcurrants have a high vitamin C content – four times as much as oranges of an equivalent weight.

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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
 
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