Currants contain many useful elements and do not lose popularity for many centuries. Both in ancient times and today, gardeners seek to grow excellent currant bushes on their plantations and to gather a rich harvest of tasty and flavorous berries.
Black currants (like all berries) are incredibly rich in vitamins. Even citrus plants are far from matching them by the amount of vitamin C. Vitamins A, B, D, E, PP are in abundance. As for acids, there are more than enough: malic, citric, succinic, salicylic, and this list can be continued. In addition to all of the above, they contain a large amount of useful macro- and micronutrients.
Red currant berries are very healthy for the human circulatory system. Nature is clever and perhaps it’s no coincidence that its colour is red. The small fruits contain such a unique element–oxycumarine, which has a beneficial effect on blood clotting ability. Red currants are also excellent for the prevention of heart attack and atherosclerosis. Its fruits are rich in pectin, which helps remove toxins and cholesterol from the body. The berry is an excellent antipyretic and cholagogue. Red currants should be eaten on a regular basis by those who want to normalize the digestive process and the cardiovascular system.
All simple things are ingenious: you pluck fresh currants from the bush, wash them, put them in a handful and then – in your mouth. To enjoy the fruits all year round, you should freeze them. This is probably the only way to preserve its nutrients.
In addition to a large amount of vitamins, the fruits of black currants contain folic acid, which reduces the effect of radiation on the human body and helps to remove wastes and toxins. The berries are indispensable for diseases such as intestinal disorder, hypertension, liver diseases, anemia, tuberculosis.
There are many options, but the best one is fresh berries. For winter, you can make juices, preserves, jam or jellies. Do not forget about the leaves of black currants, which are also healthy as an additive to tea, and as an independent infusion.
White currants are a natural source of elements such as iron and potassium. They contain less vitamin C than red and black currants, but it is much more useful for the cardiovascular system. No wonder they say that white currants are for the elderly, red currants – for children, and black ones – for grandchildren. The berry can boast of a huge amount of vitamin A in it. It is responsible for eyesight, that is why it is so important for the elderly to eat white currants regularly. White currant varieties also prevent the development of cancer, which again speaks of its invaluable health benefits for the elderly.
It is best stored frozen, because these currant fruits contain a large amount of acids. Enjoy currants and be healthy!