Healthy Eating (Properties and Benefits of Blackcurrant)

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Are you familiar with the following sentence? A healthy diet! Undoubtedly heard many times heard this sentence, What is a healthy diet?


A healthy diet is to eat different foods every day that contribute to your body nutrients, something that the body needs to be well, lucid, and energetic. Healthy foods are those that provide your body with proteins, carbohydrates, fats, water, vitamins and minerals.


A correct nutrition, added to a physical activity, contributes to maintain a healthy body and without overweight, in a certain way we are what we eat, the foods have the ability to influence your immune system and can affect your mood and your energy, something vital to keep the mind fresh and healthy.


I invite you to know all the properties and benefits of black currant

The plant of this fruit is well known in much of the world, its scientific name is "Ribes nigrum" It has its ancestry in the family of the "Grossulariaceae" Commonly called black currant, depending on where you live may have heard it named " cassis, black currant, black sarsaparilla or black grill ". The farmers cultivate it for its fruits, the small fruits undergo a transformation as they mature, they begin to be almost transparent, then they take on a greenish color, go through the red and finally black when they are ripe

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This plant called black currant, develops very well, can exceed one meter in height, although there are trees throughout the universe, they develop better in cool and humid areas, such as the mountainside. are from the "Northern Hemisphere (Germany, England and France)" the main producing countries are

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  1. "Russia"
  2. "Poland"
  3. "Germany"
  4. "Rep. Czech "
  5. "Austria"
  6. "Ukraine"
  7. "United Kingdom"
  8. "France"
  9. "Hungary"
  10. "Denmark"

Varieties of black currant

  • "Boskoop Giant"
  • "Wellington XXX"
  • "Baldwin"

The blackcurrants are one of the most persecuted fruits by the diners and the confectioners, it is a very versatile fruit in the confectionery, appreciated by the international confectioners when it comes to choosing fruits for their elaborations, it can be consumed raw, cooked, juices, smoothies There are hundreds of recipes where currant can be incorporated

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"Duck thigh with blackcurrant sauce"

Source: http://www.seraporrecetas.es/1365/muslos-de-pato-con-platanos-y-salsas-de-grosellas-rojas

"Roasted codillo with blackcurrant jam"

Source: https://www.laviejafabrica.com/es/recetas/codillo-asado-con-mermelada-de-grosellas-negras

"Greenish fillet with black currant Youmiam"

Source: https://youmiam.com/en/recipe/477/filete-de-verdel-con-grosella-negra/show

"Juicy blackcurrant pie"

Source: https://bashny.net/t/en/6846

"Black currant puff pastry"

Source: https://foedus.ru/en/puff-cake-with-currant-the-recipe-for-a-pie-with-black-currant.html

"Ricotta cheesecake with blackcurrant jam"

Source: http://mixrock-lovecooking.blogspot.com/2013/04/cheesecake-de-ricotta-con-mermelada-de.html

Another practical and simple way to consume currant is through its Juice, a delicious soft drink easy to prepare, it can be consumed only with mineral water, or accompany with fruit juices, vegetable juice or both, you can add honey to your recipe .

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Consuming regularly this fruit is very healthy for the organism, it brings many benefits for the health of our body, you must know that when consuming the currants you are also incorporating:

  1. "Magnesium"
  2. "Sodium"
  3. "Match"
  4. "Sugars"
  5. "Potassium"
  6. "Fiber"
  7. "Oxalic acid"
  8. "Carbohydrates"
  9. "Calcium"
  10. "Malic Acid"
  11. "Proteins"
  12. "Natural pigments"
  13. "Zinc"
  14. "Purines"
  15. "Iron"
  16. "Vitamins A, B, the following B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12. D, E, and K.
  17. "Citric acid"

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The black currants, in addition to being very tasty, contribute many benefits to our health, these fruits have healing powers, what makes possible are the vitamins contained in the fruit, the "C-Ascorbic Acid Vitamins" are "natural antioxidants" that protect our body.

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  • These fruits are considered a natural anti-flu, thanks to its antioxidants ("Vitamin C") that protects the body and the "airways" of influenza viruses, if you are a person prone to the cold you should consider incorporating blackcurrant to your diet.
  • Consuming currants regularly contributes to the proper functioning of blood circulation, which makes it ideal for people with high blood pressure.
  • The consumption of this fruit is seen as a natural energizing and vitalizing for our body, everything is possible thanks to its component "ascorbic acid" that counteracts fatigue and "vitamins B5 and B3" actively contribute to the energy of the body.

Now that you know the benefits of the consumption of blackcurrants, what you think, or how many times you will consume this wonderful product

  • Once a month
  • Once a week
  • Once a day

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Very Important: This publication is a compilation of information from different pages, in order to inform the properties of different fruits, vegetables or other foods. Do not make any determination based on this report, without first consulting with a nutrition or health professional.

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