British blackcurrants are our number one superfood, when compared against fruits such as blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. They outweight them in Health benefits and disease fighting components.
It's time we ate and enjoyed more British blackcurrants.
In fact a recent survey by the Blackcurrant foundation, found that despite the staggering benefits of eating purple fruit most shoppers still believe 'greens' are the healthy option.
British blackcurrants contain high levels of anthocyanins that guard against joint inflammation, eye strain, kidney stones, cardiovascular disease and a host of other conditions.
Even celebrities across the globe are turning to the superfruit as a way of beating ageing, preventing cancer and alleviating the symptoms of asthma. Singing superstar Mariah Carey will reportedly ONLY eat purple foods after nutritionists highlighted their ability to boost the immune system.
Why are blackcurrants so good?
· British blackcurrants are renowned and bred for their Deep Purple colour, which indicates a high level of anthocyanins (important disease-fighting antioxidants)
· Blackcurrants contain more vitamin C than any other natural food source (more than three times of an Orange!) so are great for boosting the immune system
· The high level of anthocyanins contained within blackcurrants help to combat Alzheimer’s disease, aid sports injuries as well as cystitis and other urinary tract infections. Who knew that so much goodness could be crammed into such a small berry?
· Studies also show that blackcurrants contain higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit or vegetable, (including the blueberry!) to help fight against cardiovascular disease, cancer, ageing, joint inflammation, eyestrain and kidney stones
· This mini miracle works hard to load the body up with wonder compounds when incorporated into a healthy Diet and what’s more, it actually tastes good!
British Blackcurrant season is almost here, July, so take full advantage and eat as many of this delicious fruit as you can.