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Blackcurrants - it's not called the 'king of super-foods' for nothing. Whether you are eating them naturally, frozen, freeze-dried, powdered or in extract form, New Zealand Blackcurrants have been proven to deliver numerous health benefits.
They are one of natures most powerful antioxidants and they have been proven to support a myriad of performance, recovery and health benefits if consumed as part of a healthy diet. The key is that they contain more Anthocyanins than any other commercially available fruit or vegetable.
New Zealand Blackcurrants - Evidence-Based Nutrition
Evidence-based nutrition is key for us, so when Blackcurrants have the backing of Dr Roger Hurst the Science Group Leader at New Zealand Plant and Food Research it gives our customers a lot of confidence in what they are buying. Dr. Roger Hurst says on a recent promotional video for the Blackcurrant Industry that 'Blackcurrants have always come up as a positive, New Zealand Blackcurrants are particularly high in a certain bio-active compound in particular Anthocyanins. The science says that Blackcurrant Anthocyanins manage Oxidative Stress with exercise, aiding recovery. They also manage inflammation and they also stimulate the immune system'.
It’s this research by credible organisations such as New Zealand Plant and Food Research which builds credibility for New Zealand Blackcurrants and brands like Epoch Nutrition, as we are all about evidence-based nutrition and designing products that add value to our customers through...
FAQ - BLACKCURRANTS
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.
Why 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 general health benefits of Anthocyanins? Research suggests Anthocyanins may.
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