Red Currant Facts; How Mutch Important, Benificial And Interesting?

The redcurrant, or red currant is a member of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family. It is native to parts of western Europe. The species is widely cultivated and has escaped into the wild in many regions.


    Red currants are sweet yet immensily tart berries, with similar flavour to blackberries. Compared to other berries, red currants are not that popular as they are too tart to eat by themselves. However, they are not to be tossed aside, the do contain several health benefits and are rich in antioxidants, as most berries are. Their beautiful appearance and striking colour make them popular decorative pieces and garnishing items in different cuisines.

    Red currants may be small, but they are actually tiny powerhouses of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are key to looking youthful, feeling great and keeping healthy and nourished.

    Health Benefits of Red Currants:

  • Increased Immune Function.
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer.
  • Protection Against Heart Disease.
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease.
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure).
  • Osteoporosis Protection.
  • Stroke Prevention.
  • Antioxidant Protection.
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures.
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness).