Zee Media Bureau/Irengbam Jenny
New Delhi: The juicy fruit Blackcurrant belongs to the family of berries. It can be eaten raw and also can be cooked in a variety of sweet or savoury dishes. The fruit is full of potent antioxidants which is good for health.
Here are some health benefits of the juicy fruit:
Blackcurrants carry high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins which will keep you away from diseases. It is suggested that consumption of the fruit has potential health effects like cancer, ageing, inflammation, and neurological diseases.
The fruit carries good amounts of mineral iron which is an important co-factor for cytochrome oxidase guided cellular metabolism. It is also required for red blood cell (RBC) production in the bone marrow.
The seed oil of blackcurrant contains gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a type of omega-6 fatty acid which helps to ease inflammation in the body.
The GLA reduces joint pain, stiffness, and soreness in people with rheumatoid arthritis.
Blackcurrants are an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin, vitamin-C which helps the human body develops immunity against infectious agents.
The fruit is a very good source of minerals like copper, calcium, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, and potassium, which are very essential for body metabolism.