Blackcurrants contain sumptuously rich levels of health-promoting micronutrients, even compared with other "superfood" berries. They are an exceptionally rich source of vitamin C – containing three times more than oranges – and natural phenolic compounds, notably anthocyanins.
Hereof, what are the health benefits of black currant?
In addition to vitamin C, blackcurrants have plenty of antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strength your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms.
Blackcurrant leaves also have a range of properties, including:
Secondly, why are black currant banned in America?
The growing and importation of currants were banned in New York and other parts of the United States for more than half a century because they were thought to help spread a fungus that threatened the timber industry.
Are dried currants good for you?
Summary Raisins, sultanas and currants have a similar nutrient profile, as all are high in fiber, potassium and antioxidants. On the downside, they are high in sugar and have a lower vitamin C and K content than fresh grapes.
Are black currants poisonous?
True currants (including black, red, and white currants) belong to a different group of plants (genus Ribes) and are not considered toxic to dogs, though stomach upset could occur if a large amount is ingested.