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Black Currant

This small fruit can reach 2 m in height. It is a part of ribes berry, which is from the flowering family. Size of the leaves is usually 5cm and theyare long and broad. They grow during the summer season and their color is deep andshiny purple. They are much more popular than the red currants, since they are abit sweeter but they have tangy taste. United Kingdom is where most of theproduction takes place, since the government of the UnitedKingdom ordered to cultivation of these fruits. They are rich in vitamin C andUnited Kingdom was very low on it during the World War II, so, when thesituation presented itself, they started the cultivation in order to increasethe vitamin C.

Benefits from the Black Currant Juice

It is similar to the cranberry juice. It can eliminate many troubles associatedwith upset stomach, since it is high in antioxidants. It also has fibers,minerals, vitamins and many other nutritional items. Black currant is verybeneficial and it has two times more potassium than bananas, four times morevitamin C than oranges and two times more antioxidants than blueberries. Someprofessionals state that it can control blood pressure, help with the eyesightand skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis.

It is said that blackcurrant has higher level of vitamin C than any other vegetable or fruitcultivated today. Even Alzheimer's disease, dementia and similar fatalconditions can be affected beneficially by black currant. It can be used foreliminating cardiovascular problems and improving functioning of kidneys.Whooping cough and diarrhea can be eliminated with the use of this fruit.


For making the juice, clean them and put them in a cold water. Then put them ina large pan, but not before cleaning them under running water. Detach leaves andstems. The pan should be left on medium heat and without any water. They willstart to release the juices but do not forget to stir occasionally. Then putthe black currant pulp in the ricer and try to get every part of the juice fromthe skin with a use of pestle. When the ricer is filled, transfer the juice toanother bowl or pot.

There are some cocktails you can make with red currant and one of them is calledred moon cocktail. For its preparation you will need 1 oz of Becherovka, 5oz of black currant juice and a half oz of club soda. Just add all of theseingredients to a highball glass, along with some ice. This cocktail has greattaste and it has many beneficial effects on human body.

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