You must have heard that black currant contains much more vitamin C than any lemon. It is true, as black currant belongs to the leaders among known edible fruits in contains of ascorbic acid. 100 grams of these berries contain 200mg of vitamin C that is 222% of daily dose for a grown man! Women and children need even less.
Why is it important to consume sufficient volumes of ascorbic acid?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that normalizes inflammatory processes in the organism. It stimulates the immunity and helps to build it. It takes part in collagen synthesis, that helps to preserve youth of our skin, and also serotonin synthesis, that is considered to be the happiness hormone. Vitamin C also reduces cholesterol level and plays a vital role in blood vessels healthy functioning. It is even used with severe poisoning cases or radiation influence on the organism.
What other useful substances are there in the black currant?
In addition to ascorbicides, black currant contains a huge amount of other vitamins (A, B1, B2, B5, B6, B9, E, H, PP) and minerals (potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, phosphorus, iron, iodine, copper, manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, fluorine, zinc). Particularly valuable in this list is a liquid microelement – molybdenum. After all, the standard diet of a person contains insufficient amount of this substance.
Why are black currant leaves used in preservation?
Due to the high content of vitamin C and other phenolic compounds, the black currant’s leaves make an excellent natural and safe preservative. Cucumbers, tomatoes and other vegetables are best preserved with currant leaves.
How to preserve black currant for winter to keep its useful properties?
The black currant harvest period is quite short (June and July), so it is worth to think ahead on preserving this healthy berry. To keep the highest amount of black currant’s vitamins and minerals it is best to freeze it. It is also a good idea to dry the berries. Moreover they can be mixed with sugar. This way the berries will be preserved in the fridge.
Ecovista company guarantees that all berries grown by us are eco-friendly and safe. We are happy to deliver this high-quality useful product to our clients.
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