Jul. 08, 2020
Black currant scientific name is Ribes nigrum L. It is a black-purple berry with a diameter of about 1-2cm, with a sweet and sour taste. Since the Middle Ages, black currant was first cultivated in the United Kingdom and has a long history of food and medicine. In summer, blackcurrant fruits are ripe and picked to make food (jam, juice, and wine). The leaves and fruits are used as herbs to treat throat diseases. At present, the world's largest blackcurrant production area is New Zealand, and the superior climate is very suitable for the growth of blackcurrants.
In recent years, the super fruit market has become very popular. Blackcurrant is rich in anthocyanins, polyphenols, vitamin C, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, calcium, and other substances, making it the dietary choice of more consumers. It is used to protect eyesight, prevent cancer and antibacterial, improve immunity, etc.
The main elements in blackcurrant are anthocyanin, vitamin C, and iron.
1）Blackcurrant fruits are rich in anthocyanins, the main component of which is anthocyanoside（250mg/100g）。
2）Blackcurrant is also rich in vitamin C, its average content is about 181 mg/100g.
3）Blackcurrant also contains iron, about 1.5 mg/100g.
The blackcurrant raw material used for extraction by Shaanxi Youbio Technology Co., Ltd. is from New Zealand. The specification of blackcurrant extract is 25% anthocyanin and 36% anthocyanoside. It can also produce other specifications of black currant extract according to customer requirements.
The efficacy of blackcurrant：
（1）Protect eye health
The anthocyanins in the blackcurrant extract act on the retina, which can promote the regeneration of rhodopsin, enhance dark vision, improve visual fatigue, and improve refractive errors.
（2）Preventing cancer and antibacterial.
Studies have shown that the anthocyanins, ellagicins, and proanthocyanidins contained in blackcurrant help prevent cancer and antibacterial.
（3）Boost the immune system
Studies have shown that black currant is also rich in vitamin C which helps maintain the normal function of the immune system. In addition, vitamin C can also protect DNA, proteins, and lipids from oxidative damage.
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