NZ ORGANIC FOOD PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 🏆

Your Daily Health Boost For ...

Restoring Normal Immune Function
Optimum Mental Clarity
Sports Recovery and Achieving Performance
Holistic Wellness and Chronic Disease Prevention

Grandmother's medicine, food of champions, war-time supplement, nutraceutical... Blackcurrants have had a place in our hearts as a potent natural health food for centuries, and yet many have never heard of them!

With increasingly educated consumers and growing scientific attention to the natural effects of blackcurrants, they're back in the spotlight for more than one reason.

We don’t call them a superfood for nothing!

New Zealand organic blackcurrants are most famous for extremely high levels of Vitamin C, one of nature’s most powerful antioxidants. If part of a healthy, varied diet, Vitamin C can help protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, as well as a range other government-recognised health benefits.

Did you know? Blackcurrant bushes grown without pesticides have been shown to contain higher levels of Vitamin C than those treated with common pesticide applications.

Our blackcurrants also contain high levels of fibre, low calories, and of course anthocyanins, the polyphenolic compounds that gives our berries their rich dark purple colour, and which have been of major interest to scientists over previous decades, especially for nutritional applications in sports and brain health and in regulating blood sugar levels.

 

Vitamin C is recognised for the following health benefits:

  • Contributes to the normal immune system function
  • Contributes to iron absorption from food
  • Necessary for normal connective tissue structure and function
  • Necessary for normal blood vessel structure and function
  • Contributes to cell protection from free radical damage
  • Necessary for normal neurological function
  • Contributes to normal growth and development
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal structure of cartilage and bones
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of teeth and gums
  • Contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of skin
  • Contributes to normal energy metabolism
  • Contributes to normal psychological function
  • Contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue 

Anthocyanins: the new spring in your step? 

NZ Blackcurrants have been shown to contain higher levels of anthocyanins — a polyphenolic compound with antioxidant effects — than blackcurrants grown elsewhere in the world, in case you needed another reason to buy local and organic
Research is showing the promising effects of anthocyanins for a range of different nutritional needs:
  • Brain and Eye Health
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Blood sugar regulation and diabetes T2 prevention
  • Immunity and Chronic Disease Prevention

To learn more about this research and access full articles, go to our public library

Head to the Blackcurrant New Zealand website to find out more information and research on how blackcurrants can contribute to your health.