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 NEXT ON HEALTH24X 5 reasons to love avocados 2018-10-14 07:00 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 Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.