Do you know the benefits of anti-oxidants? They help rid the body of oxidation and free radicals that can occur from high cholesterol, stress and an unhealthy diet among other things. Black Currants are loaded with Vitamin C, an antioxidant that can also fight inflammation and boost immunity. They are known as the Vitamin C Super-berries containing four times more Vitamin C than oranges. And we also know that Vitamin C can help fight colds and flues and form collagen in the body for a smooth youthful skin.
Now let’s talk about potassium. If you thought bananas are the king of potassium, get this: Black Currant is shown to have twice as much potassium as bananas! Amazing! Potassium is a great mineral that can help lower blood pressure, relieve anxiety and stress and calm the nervous system.
It can take some getting used to when you consume Black Currant for the first time. The taste can fluctuate from sweet to sour to tart, but it’s all well worth it in the end.
So how do you use black currants? Personally, I just like eating them fresh or in a smoothie for a quick energy and vitamin boost. You can also preserve them for the winter or make delicious jam with it. They taste great in a pie mixed with other berries. And if you want something stronger, try Crème de Cassis, a French liquor made with black currants.