From the juice to the oil inside its seeds, black currants are great.

Check out 10 facts about Black Currants :

Blackcurrants are often dubbed the "forgotten fruit" because they are highly nutritious but not very popular.

The fruit of the blackcurrant can be eaten raw; however it has a strong, tart flavour.

Blackcurrants have four times more vitamin C in them than oranges.

Blackcurrant seed oil is a major ingredient in cosmetics preparations; it is often combined with vitamin E.

Dark circles under tired eyes, according to a recent study, can be reduced through the consumption of Blackcurrants.

Polyphenols found inside blackcurrants are believed to improve blood circulation.

Annually, Japan imports $3.6 million of New Zealand blackcurrants.

In traditional medicine, blackcurrants were used for arthritis, spasmodic cough, diarrhoea and as a diuretic and for treating a sore throat.

Black currants are effective against cancers, as they are rich in antioxidant content. These antioxidants provide blackcurrants with its anticancer properties.

Blackcurrants are a common ingredient of Rødgrød, a popular kissel-like dessert in North German and Danish cuisines

Next time you see black currant laying around under a tree, don't be afraid to get your fingers colorful better still go n buy them………


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