For a long time, blackcurrants (Ribes nigrum) were called “the forbidden fruit” in the United States.
Farmers thought that the tart berries, native to Europe and Asia, helped spread a fungus that killed pine trees.
Due to the ban, many Americans have missed out on these nutritious berries.
Blackcurrants have a high concentration of:
- polyphenolic substances
- vitamin C
- gamma-linolenic acid (GLA)
Now people take blackcurrant to help their:
- blood flow
- immune system
- eye health
- gut health
- kidney health