Best Environment
PURE ISLAND ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PUREST BERRIES

It is becoming well known that the most nutrient dense blackcurrants are grown in New Zealand. These blackcurrants are different from blackcurrants grown elsewhere because they are a higher quality, disease resistant, high yielding, rich in color and have more product higher anthocyanin contents than any other blackcurrant.

There are many reasons for these unique characteristics, including New Zealand’s pure island environment, which is free from the contamination of pollution from neighboring countries, and therefore ensure cleaner soils with impressive mineral density. New Zealand also boasts fresh mountain waters, and minimal rain pollution, along with an ideal climate and large amounts of sunshine. These elements combine to naturally allow blackcurrant berries grown in New Zealand to form into the most hearty and nutrient-dense blackcurrants available.

Along with a lack of pollution, New Zealand also has severally cold winters, which differentiate greatly from their hot dry summers. This large variance from the daytime to the nighttime temperatures is often described as “four seasons in a day” and the extreme temperatures activate the fruit’s natural protective mechanisms, making the plant heartier, and producing the characteristic dark nutrient-rich skin.



UV RAYS AND IMMENSE SUNSHINE

The long hours of sunshine help to promote nutrient rich berry fruits, as a way for the fruit to protect itself from the environment. These substances are known as Phytochemicals and antioxidants which includes anthocyanins, Vitamin C and phytochemicals. Due to the ideal growing climate of New Zealand, these blackcurrants produce significantly more phytochemicals than that of blackcurrants grown in other countries.

In addition to the long hours of sunlight, the specifically strong UV rays are another unique characteristic of New Zealand’s climate conditions.

FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO NEW ZEALAND’S STRONG UV INCLUDE:
• The country’s proximity to Antarctica, notorious for the depleting ozone layer
• New Zealand’s air is pure and low in humidity, therefore containing fewer aerosols