Red Currants

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.
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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 0mg~%
Sodium 1mg0%
Total Carbohydrate 13.8g5%
    Dietary Fiber 4.3g17%
    Sugar 7.4g~
Protein 1.4g~
Vitamin A1%Vitamin C68%
*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 D 0IU (0μg)~%
    D2 Ergocalciferol ~IU (~μg)
    D3 Cholecalciferol ~IU (~μg)
Vitamin E 0.1mg0%
Vitamin K 11μg14%
    K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone ~μg~
    K2 - Menaquinone-4 ~μg~
Vitamin B12 0μg~%
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+Zeaxanthin 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~
Fatty Acids
Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio0.66
Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio1.51
Total Omega 3s35mg
18D3 Linolenic35mg
18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)~mg
18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)0mg
20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic~mg
20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)0mg
22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)0mg
22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)0mg
Total Omega 6s53mg
18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)~mg
18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)~mg
18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)~mg
20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic~mg
20D3N6 Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)~mg
20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)~mg
22D4 Adrenic (AA)~mg
Essential Amino Acids  %RDI
Tryptophan ~mg~%
Threonine ~mg~%
Isoleucine ~mg~%
Leucine ~mg~%
Lysine ~mg~%
Methionine ~mg~%
Cystine ~mg~%
Phenylalanine ~mg~%
Tyrosine ~mg~%
Valine ~mg~%
Percent of Daily CalorieTarget
(2000 calories)
Percent Water Composition 84%
Protein to Carb Ratio (g/g) 0.1

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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