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What is an Anthocyanin?
All brightly coloured fruit and vegetables contain antioxidants – compounds which play an important role in protecting our bodies. Many naturally purple-coloured foods contain a certain antioxidant called Anthocyanin, they're the plant pigments which give Blackcurrants and other fruit and vegetables their deep purple or blue colours.
Where do I find Anthocyanins?
Anthocyanins are found in blackberries. blueberries, red cabbage, cranberries and cherries. New Zealand Blackcurrants have been shown to have more Anthocyanins than almost any other fruit or vegetable.
What are the Anthocyanin Benefits and should I include them in my diet?
In addition to acting as antioxidants, anthocyanins may offer anti-inflamatory and anti-viral benefits. Anthocyanin-rich substances have long been used to treat a number of conditions (including high blood pressure, colds and urinary tract infections) and in recent times research suggests that Anthocyanins may also help fend off major health problems.
Traditional healers have used Blackcurrants for centuries but it’s only in recent decades that scientists have begun to seriously investigate the healing and protective powers of this remarkable fruit.
What are the Anthocyanin Benefits? Research suggests Anthocyanins may.
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