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Black Currant

Also Known As : Kaale kishmis, Quincy berries, Gichtbeerblaetter
Technical Name : Ribes nigrum


Taste Profile

It has a strong tart flavour.

Usage Tips

  1. Black currant is used to prepare smoothies, pudding, cake pie and flavour liqueur.

Common names and forms

  1. Blackcurrant


Black currants grow as shrubs that are almost 2 meters high. They are small glossy berries grown in tightly packed strands and are a deep inky blue colour when fully ripe. Their soft pulpy flesh has a juicy texture and consists of multiple small edible seeds.

Health benefits

  • Blackcurrant is high in potassium that helps to lower blood pressure.(1)
  • Its extract reduces the risk of diabetes.(1)
  • It contains antioxidants and anthocyanins which can help to strengthen immune system, soothe sore throats and ease flu symptoms.(1)

Selection Guide

Choose the ripe ones with a smooth, glossy texture and without any bruises.


Black currant might slow blood clotting. There is some concern that it might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.(2)

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