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Benefits of including Blackcurrant in our diet. Benefits </>
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Main Health Benefits of Blackcurrant. Health Benefits
Heart care, Kidney stone treatment, Liver health, Muscle pain relief, Treatment of alzheimer's disease, Diarrhea treatment, Cures gastro-intestinal troubles, Arthritis treatment and Gout treatment
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Other General benefits of consuming Blackcurrant. General Benefits
Anti oxidant properties, Anti-inflammatory properties, Boosts immune system, Cures fever, Eye care, Fights against infections, Improves blood circulation, Improves eye vision, Maintains healthy cholesterol level and Treatment of common cold
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Benefits of Blackcurrant for skin. Skin Benefits
Anti-aging benefits, Brightens and lightens complexion, Skin cleansing, Treatment of dark spots and Treatment of skin diseases
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Benefits of Blackcurrant for hair. Hair Benefits
Acts as moisturizer, Prevents hair loss, Promotes longer and healthier hair, Protects hair, Rejuvenates scalp and Remedy for split ends
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Allergy of fruits is defined as the damaging Immune response by the body to certain fruits. Blackcurrant Allergy
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Allergy symptoms of Blackcurrant fruit. Allergy Symptoms
Abdominal Pains, Asthma, Conjunctivitis, Eczema, Itching, Nasal Polyps, Runny Nose, Skin Rash and Swelling
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Undesirable effects of Blackcurrant on body. Side Effects
Diarrhoea, Nausea, Vomiting and Might Cause Change Of Urine Color
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It tells you whether Blackcurrant is allowed for following conditions or not. Recommeded for
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Know whether Blackcurrant is allowed for pregnant women or not. Pregnant Women
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Know whether Blackcurrant is allowed for lactating women or not. Lactating Women
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Best time to eat Blackcurrant. Best Time to Eat
  • Best if taken as a breakfast (or empty stomach)
  • Morning time (before lunch)
  • As a snack in the late afternoon
  • Eat the fresh ones, avoid mixing with any other foods, don't eat after meal.
  • Don't consume at night and before bed
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Nutrition is the process of obtaining food or nutrients necessary for growth and health. Nutrition </>
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Serving size of Blackcurrant is the amount for which the nutrients present in Blackcurrant are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Organic compounds that include sugars, starch and cellulose. Carbs are the primary source of energy. Carbs
15.40 g
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Proteins are molecules composed of one or more long chains of amino acids and are necessary for proper functioning of body cells. Protein
1.40 g
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16
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Protein to Carb Ratio. Protein to Carb Ratio
0.09
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16
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Vitamins are organic compounds and a source of essential amino acids to the body. Vitamins
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A type of Vitamin needed for vision, healthy skin, mucous membranes, bone and tooth growth and to immune system health. Vitamin A (Retinol)
12.00 mcg
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It is a part of an enzyme needed for energy metabolism and is Important for nerve functioning. Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
0.05 mg
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21
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Part of an enzyme important for normal vision and skin health. Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
0.05 mg
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20
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A Vitamin belonging to Vitamin B complex which aids in better blood circulation and energy. Higher amounts of Niacin improves cholesterol levels and lowers cardiovascular risks. Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
0.30 mg
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Part of an enzyme important for nervous system, digestive system, and skin health. Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
0.40 mg
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Part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism and helps in making red blood cells. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxin)
0.07 mg
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An Antioxidant and part of an enzyme needed for protein metabolism. It’s Important for immune system health and aids in iron absorption. Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
181.00 mg
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An Antioxidant and protects cell walls. Vitamin E (Tocopherole)
1.00 mg
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Fats are group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids. Fat
0.40 g
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Minerals are solid, naturally occurring inorganic substances that are found in fruits. Minerals
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Potassium helps to maintain the proper acid to base ratios in the body and plays an important role in synthesizing proteins from amino acids. Potassium
322.00 mg
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Iron helps our red blood cells for transportation of oxygen to all parts of the body. Regulates cell growth and cell differentiation. Iron
1.54 mg
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9
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Sodium helps nerve and muscle function and maintains the balance of fluids in body. Sodium
2.00 mg
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18
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Helps to maintain healthy teeth and bones. Also necessary for proper functioning of heart, muscles and nerves. Calcium
55.00 mg
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4
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A type of mineral which helps in normal functioning of muscles and nerves. Also helps regulate the heart beat and to keep bones stronger. Magnesium
24.00 mg
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A type of mineral important to increase the immunity of body and is used to make proteins and DNA. Zinc
0.27 mg
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11
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Phosphorus is very important for the formation of bones and teeth. Phosphorus
59.00 mg
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5
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Type of mineral needed for enzyme structure. Helps to maintain healthy bone structure & protects skin against UV light. Manganese
0.26 mg
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18
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Copper is needed for synthesis of hemoglobin and proper Iron metabolism. Copper
0.09 mg
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They are carboxylic acids which consist of a hydrocarbon chain and a terminal carboxyl group, especially any of those present as esters in fats and oils. Fatty Acids
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Type of fatty acid which lowers the levels of cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) in the blood. Omega 3s
72.00 mg
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Type of fatty acid which plays an important role in cell regulation, structure and protection. Omega 6s
107.00 mg
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They are naturally occurring unsaturated steroid alcohols, typically waxy solids. Important for cell signalling and membrane stability. Sterol
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Amount of water present in 100 gm of Fruits. Water Content
81.96 g
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Mineral nutrients (like calcium, phosphorous, zinc, iron, etc.) make up ash. It is the ultimate residue of food combustion. Ash
0.86 g
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It’s an amount of energy that food provides to our body to fuel the metabolic processes. Calories </>
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Serving size of Blackcurrant is the amount for which the calories present in Blackcurrant are measured. Serving Size
100 g
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits with peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit with Peel
63.00 kcal
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Amount of calories present in fresh Fruits without peel. Calories in Fresh Fruit without Peel
Not Available
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Calories present in frozen Fruits. Calories in Frozen Form
Not Available
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Calories present in dried Fruits. Calories in Dried Form
283.00 kcal
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Calories present in canned Fruits. Calories in Canned Form
Not Available
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Calorie count of different Blackcurrant items is mentioned ahead. Calories in Foods
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Calorie content in Blackcurrant juice. Calories in Juice
108.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Blackcurrant jam. Calories in Jam
183.00 kcal
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Calorie content in Blackcurrant Pie. Calories in Pie
270.00 kcal
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Features of Blackcurrant that make it unique from the other fruits. Characteristics </>
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Category to which Blackcurrant belongs! Type
Berry
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Time of the year when Blackcurrant is available. Season
Summer
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Different types of Blackcurrant. Varieties
Ben Sarek, Ben Lomond, Ben Hope, Ben Connan, Ben Avon, Ben Gairn, Ben Dorain, Ben Hope, Ben Sarek, Ben Tirran, Big Ben, Ebony, Foxendown, Titania and Ben Alder
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It tells you whether the fruit is available in seedless form or not. Seedless Variety
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Different colors in which Blackcurrant is found. Color
Black
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The color observed after peeling/cutting a fruit. Inside Color
Grey
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External appearance of Blackcurrant. Shape
Round
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How Blackcurrant feels in your mouth! Texture
Juicy
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Taste of Blackcurrant. Taste
Tart
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The place where scientists have traced the genesis of Blackcurrant. Origin
Asia and Europe
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It gives you an idea about the growing environment required needed for the fruit. Grows on
Trees
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Cultivation is defined as the process of production of food by preparing the land to grow crops. Blackcurrant Cultivation
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Type of soil required for proper cultivation of Blackcurrant. Soil Type
Sandy Loam and Well-Drained
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It gives the range of pH level of soil. Soil pH
6-6.5
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Environmental Conditions required to grow Blackcurrant. Climatic Conditions
Cold and Moist
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Interesting facts about Blackcurrant. Facts </>
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Unique and engaging Information about Blackcurrant. Facts about Blackcurrant
  • The life of black currant plant is 20-30 years.
  • Oil extracted from black currant seeds is used in production of skin care products.
  • Black currant berries are major source of food for the birds.
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It will tell you whether following beverages can be made from Blackcurrant or not. Blackcurrant In Alcoholic Beverages
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Wine made from Blackcurrant. Wine
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Use of Blackcurrant in Beer. Beer
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Know whether spirits can be made with Blackcurrant or not. Spirits
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Know whether cocktails can be made with Blackcurrant or not. Cocktails
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Names of major countries known for growing Blackcurrant. Production
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Country that ranks first in gross production of Blackcurrant. Top Producer
Russia
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Other countries that are known producers of Blackcurrant. Other Countries
New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom and United States Of America
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Country which imports Blackcurrant on a large scale. Top Importer
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Country which exports Blackcurrant on largest scale Top Exporter
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A recognized latin name given to fruits, consisting of a genus and species. Scientific name helps avoiding misunderstandings which can arise by common names. Scientific Name </>
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Botanical Name of Blackcurrant. Botanical Name
Ribes nigrum
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The alternate name of Blackcurrant. Synonym
R. nigrum forma chlorocarpum or R. nigrum var. chlorocarpum or R. nigrum var. sibiricum or R. cyathiforme or R. olidum
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Scientific Classification or Taxonomy is the science of defining groups of living things on the basis of shared characteristics. Classification </>
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A domain of organisms having cells each with a distinct nucleus within which the genetic material is contained. Domain
Eukarya
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A Taxonomic category which groups together all forms of life having certain fundamental characteristics in common. Kingdom
Plantae
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A taxonomic category of related organisms constituting a major division of a kingdom. Subkingdom
Tracheobionta
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A rank that if treated as a division of a genus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the nomenclature purpose. Division
Magnoliophyta
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It is a taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share a common attribute. Class
Magnoliopsida
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A taxonomic category of organisms, a subdivision of a class which ranks above an order. Subclass
Rosidae
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Its nothing but a taxonomic rank used in the classification of organisms and recognized by the nomenclature codes. Order
Saxifragales
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Taxonomic category which groups one or more genera, especially sharing a common attribute. Family
Grossulariaceae
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A category of biological classification ranking between the family and the species, comprising structurally or phylogenetically related species or an isolated species exhibiting unusual differentiation. Genus
Ribes
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It is a group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. Species
R. nigrum
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Generic group of Blackcurrant. Generic Group
Saxifrage
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What are the General Benefits of Blackcurrant?

Significance of fruits in human diet is well recognized and these natural foods are equally appreciated for their high nutritional value. Talking about Blackcurrant Nutrition, it is full of vital nutrients required for our overall fitness and health. What are the general benefits of Blackcurrant? Some of the general health benefits of this fruit are: heart care, kidney stone treatment, liver health, muscle pain relief, treatment of alzheimer's disease, diarrhea treatment, cures gastro-intestinal troubles, arthritis treatment and gout treatment. Fruits also contribute well as a remedy for various hair problems. The hair benefits of this fruit are: acts as moisturizer, prevents hair loss, promotes longer and healthier hair, protects hair, rejuvenates scalp and remedy for split ends. Intolerance to certain fruits or their excess consumption can lead to allergies or side effects. The side effects of this fruit are diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and might cause change of urine color. Therefore, despite the taste and nutritional value of fruits, it is essential to consume them as per our health requirement. Keep reading to learn about Blackcurrant fruit which includes its nutrition, taxonomy, benefits and unique facts!

Nutrition details of Blackcurrant

It is important to know the nutrition details of Blackcurrant to get a thorough understanding about its benefits. How many calories are present in this fruit? Calories are responsible for the energy we obtain from fruits. Talking about Blackcurrant fruit, for a serving size of 100 g, the amount of calories in fresh fruit without peel is: 63.00 kcal and calories in frozen fruit are Not Available. Thus, we can say that Blackcurrant belongs to Low Calorie Fruits. Taking calories in foods into consideration, calorie content in Blackcurrant jam is 183.00 kcal. For 100 g of serving size, the amount of carbs in Blackcurrant are 15.40 g. Fibers are the integral part of fruit nutrition. The fiber content of this fruit is Not Available. Fruits high in Vitamin C are always recommended by doctors and dietitians. Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C in Blackcurrant in 181.00 mg. Talking about the essential minerals, the amount of potassium and calcium present are 322.00 mg and 55.00 mg.

Blackcurrant Taxonomy

Blackcurrant taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Blackcurrant fruit (Ribes nigrum) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Blackcurrant as it is a combination of genus (Ribes) and species (R. nigrum). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Blackcurrant is Grossulariaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.

Interesting facts about Blackcurrant

Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Blackcurrant that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Blackcurrant Facts are:

  • The life of black currant plant is 20-30 years.
  • Oil extracted from black currant seeds is used in production of skin care products.
  • Black currant berries are major source of food for the birds.

Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Ben Sarek, Ben Lomond, Ben Hope, Ben Connan, Ben Avon, Ben Gairn, Ben Dorain, Ben Hope, Ben Sarek, Ben Tirran, Big Ben, Ebony, Foxendown, Titania and Ben Alder. It is not available in seedless variety.