Red Currants (Ribes rubrum) are small bright red berries with a juicy pulp.


Health Benefits of Red Currants:
  • Increased Immune Function
  • Reduced Risk of Colon Cancer
  • Protection Against Heart Disease
  • Alleviation of Cardiovascular Disease
  • Alleviation of Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)
  • Osteoporosis Protection
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Antioxidant Protection
  • Prevention of Epileptic Seizures
  • Prevention of Alopecia (Spot Baldness)

  • *Some of these health benefits are due to the nutrients highly concentrated in Red Currants, and may not necessarily be related to Red Currants.

Natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients found in Red Currants: Vitamin C | Calcium | Dietary Fiber | Manganese | Iron | Potassium |

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Nutrition Facts
Currants Red And White Raw
Serving Size 100g
Calories 56
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.2g0%
    Saturated Fat 0.017g0%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 13.8g5%
    Dietary Fiber 4.3g17%
    Sugar 7.37g~
Protein 1.4g~
Vitamin A1%Vitamin C68%
Calcium3%Iron6%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Vitamins  %DV
Vitamin A 42IU1%
    Retinol equivalents 2μg~
    Retinol 0μg~
    Alpha-carotene 0μg~
    Beta-carotene 25μg~
    Beta-cryptoxanthin 0μg~
Vitamin C 41mg68%
Vitamin E 0.1mg0%
Vitamin K 11μg14%
Vitamin B12 0μg0%
Thiamin 0.04mg3%
Riboflavin 0.05mg3%
Niacin 0.1mg1%
Pantothenic acid 0.064mg1%
Vitamin B6 0.07mg4%
Folate 8μg2%
    Folic Acid 0μg~
    Food Folate 8μg~
    Dietary Folate Equivalents 8μg~
Choline 7.6mg~
Lycopene 0μg~
Lutein+zeazanthin 47μg~
Minerals  %DV
Calcium 33mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
Magnesium 13mg3%
Phosphorus 44mg4%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 275mg8%
Zinc 0.23mg2%
Copper 0.107mg5%
Manganese 0.186mg9%
Selenium 0.6μg1%
Water 83.95g~
Ash 0.66g~

Useful Stats
Percent of Daily Calorie Target
(2000 calories)
2.8%
Percent Water Composition 83.95%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.1g

How to choose Red Currants: Look for vibrantly colored currants with no signs of wilting.

How to store Red Currants: Store in a box in the fridge. They will keep for 6-10 days.

Climate and origin: Red currants originated in Europe and grow in cold tropical climates.

Taste: Red currants have a very tart and sour flavor.

Miscellaneous information: Red currants are unrelated to the dried zante currants commonly seen in stores. Zante currants are in fact grapes, while red currants are a different fruit entirely.





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