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Redcurrants "Superfruit"

Did you know that Recurrants are classed as one of the "Superfruits"?redcurrants

Redcurrant berries are known as "superfruits" as they have naturally high antioxidant capacity due to the pigmented polyphenol, cyanidin. Medical research has proven there are medicinal properties of pigmented polyphenols, which are mainly found in the skin and seeds of berries. Antioxidants fight free radicals in the body which break down healthy cells and increase risk of various diseases. These juicy berries also contain 4x more Vitamin C than oranges plus Vitamins B1 & K, calcium and iron. Eat just 56g or 2oz of redcurrants - this contains 40% of your RDA of Vitamin C, 2% of calcium and 4% of iron.

Redcurrants can be eaten fresh, cooked or dried. They can also be frozen for long term preservation and use. Redcurrants' natural tart flavour and astringency is enhanced with sweetening via sugar, honey, agave and of course through cooking. Redcurrants add flavour and texture to sauces, liqueurs, jams, jellies and syrups. 

Now is the time to harvest them or go to your nearest PYO farm to pick them straight off the bushes.

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