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Redcurrants

Availability

Redcurrants are available in December and January.

 

Storage and Handling

Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Native to the cooler regions of the northern hemisphere, they are found in northern Europe, northern Asia and North America. In Europe they have been cultivated since the 1500's, even though many were looked upon with sheer distain especially by the Upper Classes.

 

Facts

  • The redcurrant plant is a deciduous shrub and belongs to the genus Ribes and Gooseberry family
  • Popular varieties include; Gloria de Versailles and Myra 
  • Contains Vitamin C and traces of Vitamin B, Iron and Phosphorus. The darker the colour of your fruit the better it is for you
  • Thought to aid detoxification of your body as well as the reduction of free radicals, assists with circulation, gum health and also acts as an anti-inflammatory, WOW!

 

Growing Facts

  • They thrive in full sunshine and also do well in slightly shaded sites
  • Redcurrants are popular because all the berries ripen at once, providing a larger harvest than black or white currants

Nutrition Information

1 cups = 118 g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 165/39 2% 140/33
Protein (g) 1.6 3% 1.4
Fat, total (g) 0.2 0% 0.2
- saturated (g) 0.02 0% 0.02
Available carbohydrate (g) 5.2 2% 4.4
- sugars (g) 5.2 6% 4.4
Dietary Fibre (g) 5.1 17% 4.3
Sodium (mg) 2 0% 2
Vitamin C (mg) 47 118% RDI* 40
Biotin (mg) 3.1 10% ESADDI** 2.6
Iron (mg) 1.4 12% RDI* 1.2
Potassium (mg) 330   280

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

**Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake

Source: FOODfiles 2016

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