Don't be fooled! What many Americans know as "Black Currants" are actually raisins...and they were banned in the United States for almost 100 years!
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Health benefits of black currants Blackcurrants have significantly high amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Scientific studies have shown that consumption of blackcurrants have potential health effects against cancer, aging, inflammation and neurological diseases. Black currants have anti-oxidant value (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity- ORAC) of 7950 per 100g. One of the highest among fruits after chokeberries, elderberry and cranberries.