Red currant

Red currants may be small, but they are actually tiny powerhouses of essential vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that are key to looking youthful, feeling great and keeping healthy and nourished.

Red currants are sweet yet immensily tart berries, with similar flavour to blackberries. Compared to other berries, red currants are not that popular as they are too tart to eat by themselves. However, they are not to be tossed aside, the do contain several health benefits and are rich in antioxidants, as most berries are. Their beautiful appearance and striking colour make them popular decorative pieces and garnishing items in different cuisines.

Red currants are often made into jams, as well as being used in various desserts, drinks and also in alternative medicine.

  • increase immunity level and body tone
  • normalize heart function and have a calming effect
  • lower high blood pressure
  • act as a diaphoretic and reduce fever
  • reduce pain and inflammation
  • improve the appetite and regulate metabolism
  • prevent nausea and normalize digestion
  • reduce the amount of acid within gastric juice
  • neutralize animal food product acids within the body
  • remove salts, radioactive elements and cholesterol from the body
  • rejuvenate the skin, increasing its elasticity and making skin tone even

The regular use of raspberries helps prevent and recover from illnesses such as:

  • diabetes
  • leukaemia and anaemia
  • cold and flu
  • bronchitis and laryngitis
  • inflammation of the lungs
  • chronic rheumatism
  • hypertension
  • atherosclerosis
  • diarrhoea
  • kidney disease
  • haemorrhoids
  • allergies