Great to add to your cereal or if you like tart fruit, eat them as they are!
Blackcurrants are well known for their proven health benefits. They have 2 x more potassium then bananas, 4 x more vitamin C then oranges and 2 x more anti-oxidants than blueberries. Clinical trials have found they have a positive effect on recovering sports injuries and arthritis due to the presence of extremely high levels of anti-oxidants which have an anti-inflammatory effect similar to pain killers. They are also being investigated for probable effects against cancer and asthma.
Viberi Organic Blackcurrants are grown in an organic certified orchard next to Pleasant Point, about two hours south of Christchurch. The area is famous for its high quality Blackcurrants containing some of the highest levels of anthocyanins (a type of anti-oxidant) in the world. This is because of South Canterbury's unique mix of high sunlight hours, fertile soils and excellent rainfall.
Alpine Fresh grow the only Commercial, Organic crop of Blackcurrants in New Zealand* and are proud of it. Going Organic was a big step but - in the words of grower Tony Howey - "It gives our buyers peace of mind and infuses the Blackcurrants with a richer taste." Tony is passionate about growing foods he knows taste great and keep people healthy!