Dried blackcurrants from Green Bay Harvest

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green-bay-blackcurrantAs you’ll be aware, I’m passionate about using food as medicine. I’m a great fan of Green Bay Harvest products. Their manuka honey is exceptional and I give Little miss Green a teaspoon of it every day from September to March as a natural ‘medicine’.

Recently, I’ve been devouring Green Bay’s freeze dried blackcurrants. Blackcurrants are one of my favourite fruits, but my blackcurrant bushes are yet to provide me with the dark, juicy berries I’m craving!

Vitamin C

I was going to keep these freeze dried berries until the winter, when our body’s need a little help to fight infections, as they provide the perfect tonic for sore throats, but I just couldn’t resist!

A 6-gram serving (1 tablespoon) of these delicious blackcurrants is providing me with 70 per cent of my RDA of vitamin C. As I get hayfever, this is valuable for me as Vitamin C acts as a natural antihistamine.

Superfoods

Forget your exotic ‘superfoods’, according to Dr Derek Stewart, blackcurrants are one of the healthiest fruits you can eat.

Blackcurrants are particularly rich in a type of anti-oxidant called anthocyanins which help ward off a range of ailments including heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes.

Blackcurrants and health

In addition, blackcurrants can help:

  • prevent and treat urinary tract infections
  • play an important role in maintaining eye health and vision
  • protect nerve cells from oxidative stress; thus slowing down the ageing process
  • help regenerate the bodies own defence systems
  • reduce bad cholestrol to improve cardiovascular health

But most important of all; they simply taste great!

You can purchase Green bay harvest blackcurrants online; they cost £9.95 for 60 gms

What about you – what is your favourite, simple ‘superfood’?

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