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Blackcurrant Nutrition

Fancy a high dose of vitamin C? Blackcurrant nutrition contains more than three times the amount of vitamin C as oranges do. Blackcurrant Nutrition

  • Blackcurrants have an extremely high content of vitamin C (302% of the Daily Value per 100g) and also good levels of iron, vitamin B5, potassium and phosphorus.

  • Other phytochemicals contained in the blackcurrant have demonstrated the potential to inhibit inflammation mechanisms which are suspected to cause heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders such as Alzheimers disease.

  • Blackcurrant nutrition contain anthocyanins (a powerful antioxidant), which are compounds naturally found in berries. These are very potent antioxidants which are responsible for the colour of blackcurrants. The darker the blackcurrant, the more anthocyanins it contains and the better it is for you.

  • Anthocyanins are also associated with anti ageing benefits.

  • Blackcurrants contain a good amount of potassium which help the muscles and nerves to function and also maintains the bodies' acid balance. Potassium can also help lower the risk of high blood pressure.

  • Blackcurrant nutrition also contain good amounts of phosphorus which plays a part in bone and teeth formation. Phosphorus works with calcium for maximum effect in this area.

  • Blackcurrant nutrition also contains GLA's (Gamma Linoleic Acid which is a rare omega 6 EFA)and MAOI (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors), and may be used for the treatment of depression.

  • The blackberry fruit as well as the leaves, work as an anti-inflammatory, which is very helpful for rheumatism, arthritis and gout. Their nutritional values also stimulate digestion and the function of the liver, pancreas, spleen and kidneys and have diuretic qualities.

  • One cup of blackcurrants contains around 71 calories.



    THE FULL NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF BLACKCURRANTS:

    Currants, european black, raw

    Refuse: 2%  (Stems)
    Scientific Name:  Ribes nigrum
    NDB No: 09083 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion)

    Nutrient Units 1.00 X 1 cup
    -------
    112g
    Proximates
    Water
    g
    91.80
    Energy
    kcal
    71
    Energy
    kJ
    296
    Protein
    g
    1.57
    Total lipid (fat)
    g
    0.46
    Ash
    g
    0.96
    Carbohydrate, by difference
    g
    17.23
    Minerals
    Calcium, Ca
    mg
    62
    Iron, Fe
    mg
    1.72
    Magnesium, Mg
    mg
    27
    Phosphorus, P
    mg
    66
    Potassium, K
    mg
    361
    Sodium, Na
    mg
    2
    Zinc, Zn
    mg
    0.30
    Copper, Cu
    mg
    0.096
    Manganese, Mn
    mg
    0.287
    Vitamins
    Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
    mg
    202.7
    Thiamin
    mg
    0.056
    Riboflavin
    mg
    0.056
    Niacin
    mg
    0.336
    Pantothenic acid
    mg
    0.446
    Vitamin B-6
    mg
    0.074
    Vitamin B-12
    mcg
    0.00
    Vitamin A, RAE
    mcg_RAE
    13
    Retinol
    mcg
    0
    Vitamin A, IU
    IU
    258
    Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
    mg
    1.12
    Lipids
    Fatty acids, total saturated
    g
    0.038
    16:0
    g
    0.022
    18:0
    g
    0.008
    Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
    g
    0.065
    16:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.001
    18:1 undifferentiated
    g
    0.063
    Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
    g
    0.200
    18:2 undifferentiated
    g
    0.120
    18:3 undifferentiated
    g
    0.081
    Cholesterol
    mg
    0
    USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22 (2009)

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