Black Currants

Black Currants
Black Currants

Most often eaten dried, like raisins or dates, blackcurrants add the perfect amount of sweetness to your Blast. High in fiber and nutrients like manganese and copper, dried blackcurrants have a tart flavor that pairs well with other sweet fruit,like berries. Full of both soluble and insoluble fiber, blackcurrants can help decrease your risk for diabetes, high cholesterol, and heart disease, while helping regulate bowel movements and digestive disorders.

Selection Process

Blackcurrant season is from July to October. Dried blackcurrants are more common and available, but fresh should be deep purple in color. Avoid berries that are shriveled, leaking juice, or cut or bruised.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 cup (112.0 g)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 70.6

% Daily Value*

Total fat 0.5g 0.7%

Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.2%

Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%

Sodium 2.2mg 0.0%

Total Carbs 17.2g 5.7%

Protein 1.6g

Vitamin A 5.2% Vitamin C 337.9%
Calcium 6.2% Iron 9.6%
Vitamin E 3.7% Thiamin 3.7%
Riboflavin 3.3% Niacin 1.7%
Vitamin B-6 3.7% Vitamin B-12 0.0%
Panto. acid 4.5% Phosphorus 6.6%
Magnesium 6.7% Zinc 2.0%
Copper 4.8% Manganese 14.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.