Vitamins and Minerals
14 TIMES MORE VITAMIN C THAN ORANGES

New Zealand Blackcurrants are known as one of the most nutritionally dense fruits in the world. Specifically, blackcurrants are packed with powerful vitamins and minerals including Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium. Blackcurrants also have a well-balanced range of nutrients, making this berry’s composition well suited for the modern body’s metabolic needs.

The presented data suggests that when comparing New Zealand Blackcurrant berries to blueberries, blackcurrants contain 14 times more Vitamin C, nine times more calcium, eight times more iron, three times the potassium, five times more magnesium and twice as much zinc as blueberries. When compared to other fruits, the New Zealand Blackcurrants still reign supreme with an estimated four times more Vitamin C than oranges, twice the potassium of bananas and approximately 10 times the nutrient density of pomegranates. This ideal vitamin and mineral composition plays a key role in New Zealand Blackcurrants’ ability to promote overall health and well being.

BLACKCURRANTS: MORE NUTRIENT RICH THAN BLUEBERRIES

Data supplied by the US Department of Agriculture enabled a comparison of vitamins and trace mineral levels in US blueberries and New Zealand Blackcurrants. The blackcurrant researchers showed that New Zealand Blackcurrants contain “three times the amount of Vitamin 3, six times that of calcium, three times that of potassium and magnesium and twice that of zinc” when compared to the US blueberry. The researchers also determined that “blackcurrant contains more Vitamin A, folic acid and iron than blueberry.”