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Black and Red Currant Juice

Traditionally Used For

  • Antioxidant
  • Anti–Inflammatory
  • Arthritis
  • Blood Cleanser
  • Cancer
  • Diuretics
  • Fevers
  • Laxative
  • Menstruation

A Good Source Of

  • Gamma–Linoleic Acid
  • Potassium
  • Vitamin C

Freshness Test

Redcurrants are typically sour in taste, although not as sour as a cranberry. The blackcurrant is more sweet in taste. So when choosing your currants, don't let the sourness of the redcurrant fool you into believing it's not fresh or ripe.


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Blackcurrants are traditionally more popular in terms of both currant juice and medicinal properties. But redcurrants should also be taken advantage of when you have the opportunity.

The reality is that many people buy blackcurrant juice and yet, when you buy blackcurrant juice you are missing out on all of the freshness that freshly juice currants provide.

What benefits might those be? Well, currants are known to provide an exceptional source of vitamin C and gamma–linoleic acid (an Omega–6 essential fatty acid that is hard to find). Currants also reportedly provide more potassium than a banana. Additionally, natural compounds within currants are said to help reduce arthritis inflammation in a similar way to some over the counter medication. But these natural properties, especially those properties that help combat arthritis, can be easily destroyed by heat and light. So while you can buy currant juice, doesn't it make sense to make it yourself and drink it fresh?

While blackcurrant jam is nice, we all know that jams are heated and thus many of the critical nutrients are destroyed.

Currants — are you currently getting enough?

As a side note, there are other varieties of currants now available including white currants and pink currants.

Chinese Herbal Information


Energy: warm
5 Elements: earth
5 Flavors: sweet

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Cautions & Suggestions:

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Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies That You Might Like

I have personally been using herbal and homeopathic remedies with great success since 1992. So like me, you might find that in addition to juicing, the following herbal and/or homeopathic remedies may be beneficial in helping you achieve greater and better health.

→ Don't see the right remedy for you? View a wide selection of more herbal and homeopathic remedies for various health concerns.

  • HayFever Fighter

    Homeopathic remedy relieves symptoms of hay fever and other allergies - sneezing, itchy eyes and runny nose.
  • Femalite

    Promotes mood balance during the premenstrual and menstrual period.
  • Parvo-K

    Homeopathic preparation of the canine Parvo vaccine to protect against symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea, and fever.
  • Ikawe for Men

    Natural remedy to maintain strong erections and improve sexual performance and satisfaction in men..
  • Bio-Oxidate Defense

    Promotes cell integrity & anti-aging with natural antioxidants to discourage cell damage due to lifestyle factors - now with Resveratrol.

Picture of Black Currants

picture of black currants

Red currants look exactly the same as black currants except they are red (:

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Black Currant — Nutritional Analysis

This nutritional analysis is for European black currants. While red currants may have a slightly different nutritional make–up, the nutrients for black and red currants will be similar.

  • Nutrient
  • Units
  • Value / 100 g
  • Proximates
  • Water
  • g
  • 81.96
  • Energy
  • kcal
  • 63
  • Energy
  • kJ
  • 264
  • Protein
  • g
  • 1.40
  • Total lipid (fat)
  • g
  • 0.41
  • Ash
  • g
  • 0.86
  • Carbohydrate, by difference
  • g
  • 15.38
  • Minerals
  • Calcium, Ca
  • mg
  • 55
  • Iron, Fe
  • mg
  • 1.54
  • Magnesium, Mg
  • mg
  • 24
  • Phosphorus, P
  • mg
  • 59
  • Potassium, K
  • mg
  • 322
  • Sodium, Na
  • mg
  • 2
  • Zinc, Zn
  • mg
  • 0.27
  • Copper, Cu
  • mg
  • 0.086
  • Manganese, Mn
  • mg
  • 0.256
  • Vitamins
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
  • mg
  • 181.0
  • Thiamin
  • mg
  • 0.050
  • Riboflavin
  • mg
  • 0.050
  • Niacin
  • mg
  • 0.300
  • Pantothenic acid
  • mg
  • 0.398
  • Vitamin B-6
  • mg
  • 0.066
  • Vitamin B-12
  • mcg
  • 0.00
  • Vitamin A, RAE
  • mcg_RAE
  • 12
  • Retinol
  • mcg
  • 0
  • Vitamin A, IU
  • IU
  • 230
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
  • mg
  • 1.00
  • Lipids
  • Fatty acids, total saturated
  • g
  • 0.034
  • 16:0
  • g
  • 0.020
  • 18:0
  • g
  • 0.007
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
  • g
  • 0.058
  • 16:1 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.001
  • 18:1 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.056
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
  • g
  • 0.179
  • 18:2 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.107
  • 18:3 undifferentiated
  • g
  • 0.072
  • Cholesterol
  • mg
  • 0

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