What benefits black currants to the human organism?

After a long winter and an almost constant foul of sun, the question of vitamins’ spring lack arises strongly. In this regard, we would like to remind the queen of the Russian berries, the black curious. As a result of numerous studies, British scientists discovered that this modest black berries bush occupies an honorable first place for its qualitative characteristics and composition among the known varieties of berries.

A data. Black curious is also used as the base of some food dyes.

The first time that black currants were used as food by the English was in the nineteenth century. It was then that the Germans were fond of currants. They raised fruit processing at an industrial level: they cooked jam, made jelly and wine. Over time, the French also discovered the value of the punch and the liquor of currants. In Russia, the fragrant black berries were tested soon, towards the beginning of the fifteenth century. They were grown in the plots of the monasteries of PSKOV and Novgorod.

The vitamin content of black curious (+ minerals)

Black curious is a treasure of useful minerals and vitamins. They are rich in iron, potassium, vitamin C, anthocyanins, pectins, essential oils and organic acids.

A data. A handful of mature black currants contains the daily needs of vitamin C. but even more in the immature green fruit. This amount decreases as the berries mature.

Let’s look more closely at the vitamin content of black currants. In 100 grams of mature berries it contains:

  • Potassium – 322 mg;
  • Vitamin A – 230 mg;
  • Vitamin C – 181 mg;
  • Phosphorus – 59 mg.
  • Calcium – 55 mg;
  • Magnesium – 24 mg.
  • FOLATO – 8 mg;
  • Iron – 1. 54 mg;
  • Pyridoxin – 0. 66 mg;
  • Riboflavina – 0. 50 mg;
  • Thiamine – 0. 50 mg;
  • Pantotenic acid – 0. 398 mg;
  • Niacina- 0. 300 mg.
  • Manganese- 0. 256 mg;
  • Sodium – 2 mg;
  • Zinc- 0. 27 mg.
  • Copper – 0. 086 mg.

Calories and fat content

Black curious is a popular dietary supplement because it has extremely low caloric value (about 63 kilocalories per 100 grams of ripe fruit). It is also used in yogurts, milkshakes, macedonias and curds. The energy value of the berry is mainly due to its carbohydrate content (15. 38 mg. Per 100 grams of berries), much lower in protein (1. 4 mg per 100 grams) and even less in fat (0. 41 mg per 100 grams). The berry cholesterol content is null.

A data. Protein content, fat and carbohydrates of 100 grams of currants is sufficient for a person’s daily diet. Daily consumption of currants can significantly improve your health.

Black curious properties for the human body

The human body is a complex and multifaceted structure. For normal functioning, the daily diet of an adult must contain a series of vitamins and trace elements. The black curious berries contain them all in the necessary amounts. As such, fruit has hematopoietic, diuretic and ant i-inflammatory effects. Due to its high content of ascorbic acid, currants are an excellent remedy against acute respiratory diseases and acute respiratory viral infections.

In addition, the systematic use of black grinder normalizes the metabolic processes of the organism, strengthens the cardiovascular system and helps cure atherosclerosis, diarrhea, dysentery and even cancer. Bayas anthocyanins also help improve coordination, memory and increase blood dopamine levels. All of the above is an excellent prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

What is its usefulness?

  1. Obviously, due to its vitamin C content, black curious can rightly considered a “health pill.”In this case, ahead of all citrus fruits, as well as white and red currants, it is only surpassed by skirmish. The consumption of berries and infusions based on them allows to reinforce the organism’s defenses, reduce the probability of cardiovascular system ailments, normalize the CNS, eliminate headaches, etc.

Fact. Due to the high content of ascorbic acid and pectin, currants were actively used to eliminate radionuces from the victims of the Chernobyl accident.

  1. The record is the vitamin P content in the berries, which favors the rapid assimilation of ascorbic acid, blood formation, strengthening blood vessels, normalization of blood pressure and improving the operation of the biliary-excretor system.

A data. One hundred grams of berries contain about ten units of vitamin P a day.

  1. The currants contain 230 mg of vitamin A (carotene) per 100 grams of gross weight. This vitamin helps reinforce the immune system, stimulates metabolic processes inside cells, improves view and decreases the aging rhythm.

A data. Vitamin A is very useful for smokers, because it helps reduce damage caused by substances contained in tobacco.

  1. The significant amount of vitamin E containing blackcurrent fruits is only overcome by black blackberry, skirmishes and yellow spino. In this sense, berry consumption helps reduce the risk of cataracts and the general rejuvenation of the body.
  2. Routine, contained in berries, has a beneficial effect on the elasticity of blood vessels, which prevents the appearance and development of atherosclerosis.
  3. The presence of group B vitamins turns the currants into “pills” for the brain. These vitamins help increase the production of fats and proteins, and also actively participate in the metabolism of nitrogen compounds.

For women

The benefits of black currants for the female organism cannot be overstated.

  1. The systematic use of black “pearls” normalizes metabolic processes, rejuvenates and slows down the aging process.
  2. Crowd, thanks to the anthocyanine it contains, helps to get rid of dark circles.
  3. The high content of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids of the berries helps the lipid skin barrier recover more quickly, for example, after sunbathing.
  4. Crowds can also help the woman’s hair. A mask made with these wonderful fruits – a wonderful way of riding the scalp of dryness, and hair – of open tips.
  5. The fruit of the grinder contains a large number of proantiquinidins, which have a negative effect on the growth of bacteria. Due to its use in complex treatment it also contributes to the rapid recovery of cystitis.
  6. The black curious juice is indicated in the prevention of cervical cancer and ovaries.
  7. The berries are very useful for women suffering from SPM (premenstrual syndrome) and during menopause. They help eliminate toxins from the organism. This improves circulation.

For man

The body of man uses black currants can help in the following ways:

  1. Strengthens the urogenital system and increases power.
  2. It reduces the probability of stroke and heart attack, hypertension.
  3. Outside the body more quickly eliminate cholesterol.
  4. Improve liver health.
  5. Excellent prevention of Alzheimer’s disease.

For children

As already mentioned, berries contain a whole list of useful vitamins, substances and trace elements. Of course, they are very good for children. You can introduce the berries in the child’s food menu from 7 months.

Important! Black curious essential oil is allergenic.

Consumption of currants contributes to:

  • the prevention of anemia, colds and respiratory viral infections;
  • reinforces the immune system;
  • Improves memory and mental performance
  • strengthens the bone system;
  • Heals dysentery and diarrhea.

Possible damage

Like any product, however beneficial, currants, consumed in excess, can cause damage to human health. This will manifest in allergic reactions (itching, rashes, swelling) and food poisoning.

These berries can also cause damage to an infant baby if your mother begins to eat them before she turns seven months. Children under 3 years of age, whose dinner ration includes currants, can also suffer from health problems. Black curious can cause an allergic eruption and even swelling in people who tolerate aspirin,


Mainly, contraindications for the use of black currants refer to people suffering from a concrete disease. The body of a healthy person, eaten in reasonable quantities, berry, can only bring good!

There are the following contraindications:

  1. High stomach acidity and other diseases of the intestinal and gastrointestinal tract.
  2. A tendency to varicose veins and thrombophlebitis (the formation of blood clots), as the berries contain a large amount of vitamin K, which increases blood coagulation.
  3. Hepatitis, diabetes and after a stroke.
  4. Pregnancy and breastfeeding up to 7 months.
  5. Hypotension, since the berries have the property of lowering blood pressure.

How many black currants can I eat up to date without harming my health?

The maximum permissible daily intake of black currants (without harming the human organism) is up to 0. 5 kg.- For adults and up to 0. 2 kg.- For children. It is advisable to eat all berries at several meals, instead of one. It is recommended to limit the consumption of berries to pregnant women (no more than 150 g per day).

Important! Overcoming the daily dose can cause an allergic reaction. In addition, it entails an excessive increase in gastric acidity.

Can black currency pregnant and infant mothers

Crowding is very useful during pregnancy. It is an ideal source of folic acid. In addition, it strengthens the immune system and is an excellent diaphoretic, which can be very relevant, if the body of a pregnant woman has to deal with acute respiratory infection or acute respiratory infections. Bayas can also significantly reduce nausea attacks during toxicosis.

Infant mothers are advised to wait at least 4 months before continuing to register, since the berries contain many essential oils that can cause allergies in the immature baby.

Special uses (for example, rates)

In kitchen

The fruit and black grinder leaves are widely used in the kitchen. The leaves are used to get and marinate vegetables, prepare tea, salads and sauces, and infuse kvas.

Crowds are also used fresh or like jams, kiss, infusions, juices, masters, sweets, liquors and yogurts. Crowds can also be used dry. In this case, they retain all healing tracestones and vitamins. Frozen black currants are also practiced. Black frozen currants is as useful as just started from the bush.

Important: freeze at the maximum temperature (no less tha n-20 degrees). Do not freeze again after defrosting!

In popular medicine

In Popular Medicine, the fruits of the black grinder are widely used. They are used to treat and prevent diseases such as:

  • Flu, acute respiratory infections and acute respiratory viral infections;
  • avitaminosis;
  • Atherosclerosis;
  • scurvy;
  • diarrhea;
  • dysentery;
  • cystitis;
  • edema;
  • Gastritis and peptic ulcers with reduced acidity.

To treat black currants and its derivatives are taken internally and are used externally.

Black grose juice

To get the juice, the berries are crushed and passed through a dubbed gauze twice. Its use will benefit those who suffer from gastritis, stomach discomfort, colds, throat pain, bronchitis, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes and hypertension.

The juice will also be useful for gagging in case of throat pain or gums as an antiseptic. It will have a healing effect. This juice will help with various types of skin damages: dermatitis, psoriasis, cuts, etc. Current juice should be used with caution because it is very concentrated. You have to take three to five sips a day before meals.

Black curious tincture with vodka

A panacea can be obtained for many ailments infusing the fruit of the black grinder with vodka.

Recipe pour dry or fresh berries with vodka and for three weeks, stirring the bottle from time to time, insist on a dark and fresh place. Once the deadline has elapsed, the tincture is filtered through a dubbed gauze in two layers.

The resulting tincture is used in popular medicine to treat colds and any inflammatory process. Tincture should be used for a maximum of 10 consecutive days, 3 times a day, 1 teaspoon before meals.

Important: Keep the tincture out of the reach of children! Do not forget that it is an alcoholic beverage, although very tasty. It is also a medicine that contains many vitamins. Not to damage your body, do not abuse it.

Black curious infusion

Very useful drink obtained by infusion of berries in water. Drinking half a glass a day can get rid of painful cramps in gastritis with their help. Making gargiles in the throat up to 5 times a day, the sore throat can be cured quickly. In combination with honey, the infusion will contribute to the general strengthening of the organism.

Recipe. Pour boiling water on the fruit or leaves of a black grinder bush and infusion for 30 minutes, then strain with a strainer or gauze.

The resulting infusion should be taken half a glass before meals.

Black Carelleo Decoction

To prepare a decoction of black currants, nuts are used, since they are the richest in medicinal substances.

Recipe pour 2-3 tablespoons of berries in boiling water, bring to boil and boil for about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.

The resulting remedy will help get rid of:

  • Hypertension, if taken 3 times a day over 3-4 tablespoons;
  • High fever, since it is an excellent diaphoretic;
  • Edema, since it has a diuretic effect;
  • Diarrhea, if you take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day.

Black Biverse Bays Pomada

The ointment based on black curious berries is good to deal with various skin ailments.

Recipe. Mix 20 ml. of juice with 80 gr. of melted butter.

The use of black currency ointment is common for the treatment of cuts, swelling, abrasions, burns, psoriasis and various skin irritations. It is excellent for relieving inflammation and helps accelerate healing.

In cosmetology

Cosmetology is the art of beauty. The black grinder is not the last in its quality and utility. Due to the high percentage of fruit acids it contains, it is used successfully to

  • exfoliation (elimination of dead cells and acceleration of the skin regeneration process);
  • The elimination of pigment spots and freckles
  • close the pores of the skin;
  • tone the skin.
  • Elimination of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • revitalize the scalp, eliminate open tips, shine to the hair (use in masks and decoctions)
  • Strengthen the nails (rub the surface of the nail with the juice).

The black grinder is often an ingredient of national and foreign cosmetics (lotions, masks, peelings, exfoliants, creams). The berries are also used a lot in homemade cosmetics. The berries and leaves are used to prepare masks and decoctions for hair and skin.

Collection and harvest of blackcurrent

Because the maturation of the fruits occurs unequally, up to three crops per season can be collected. They are collected when they are full and black. There are 4 methods to conserve currants

  • drying;
  • freeze
  • Puree with sugar
  • canned (make jams, jams and compotes).

In order for dry berries to be preserved for a long time while still useful, some rules must be followed during the drying process. First, the berries collected must be dried in a well ventilated place and in the shade on a cotton towel. Next, you have to dry them at 40 degrees on zero and end up drying them naturally. Or at 60 degrees Celsius in an oven or stove.

For adequate freezing, it is enough for the ber to freeze at a temperature of about 20 degrees below zero.

Important: repeated freezing will make the berries lose all their healthy properties.

The berries that you plan to consume in the near future should only be stored in the refrigerator, where they will remain fresh and healthy for a month. As for ground black currants with sugar, they must be stored in the freezer. And no more than 6 months, after which they will lose their healing properties.

It can save the scratch grated in a dark and fresh place, avoiding temperatures below zero, but for this you must keep them, with a lid, on scalded jars. In this way, currants will retain their usefulness for a year. The rulers can also freeze and dry successfully.

Another way to collect currants is to prepare jams, compotes and jams. The result is delicious. But, unfortunately, these products are useless.”Evapora” thermal treatment all vitamins.

Cattle leaves can also be kept. The most valuable specimens are those that grow in the midst of young branches. They are dried, freezing or added to preserves vegetables. Dry and frozen black rulers are added to teas, infusions and decoctions.

Important: both leaves and fruits should dry in well ventilated and shadow places.

The leaves and dry fruits should be stored in paper bags or in a breathable natural cloth in a room with little humidity. Its aroma and taste pronounced make unmistakable to the black grinder.

For all the above, it can be concluded that not only the fruit of the bush, but also its leaves are useful for health. With them, medicinal teas, decoctions, infusions, tinctures and ointments are prepared. At present, products derived from the fruits and leaves of the black grinder are widely used in cooking, popular medicine and cosmetology. curious leaves can also be kept. The most valuable specimens are those that grow in the midst of young branches. They are dried, freezing or added to preserves vegetables. Dry and frozen black rulers are added to teas, infusions and decoctions.

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