Are Blackcurrants a Superfood?

Did you know that blackcurrants are one of the healthiest fruits? Although blackcurrant may not be that well-known, this antioxidant-packed berry is a great source of vitamin C. You can get triple the amount of Vitamin C you need for an entire day with just one cup of raw blackcurrants. It also helps boost immunity thanks to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Blackcurrants are small, black, berry-like fruits from the gooseberry family of plants. This fruit is native to central Europe and northern Asia and thrives in temperate climates.

Blackcurrants are also known as a nutrient-dense food which means they are low in calories but contain vital nutrients. They contain anthocyanins, the polyphenolic compounds that give berries their rich dark purple colour. This compound has antioxidant effects and has many health-promoting properties. Research shows the effects of anthocyanins with health benefits like brain and eye health and chronic disease prevention.

Packed with health benefits, they are a nutritious addition to your diet. You can consume blackcurrants in powder form and add them to your smoothies, juices, and sauces, or salads. They are also the perfect companion to oats, chia puddings, muesli, yoghurt, frozen desserts, and more.

Make your own nutrient-packed blackcurrant chia pudding with our recipe here.