Home Made Taste Black Currant (Chernaya Smorodina Preserves), No Sugar Added(Diabetic), 600g

Home Made Taste Black Currant (Chernaya Smorodina Preserves), No Sugar Added(Diabetic), 600g
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Blackcurrant, is a species of Ribes berry native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia, and is a perennial. It is a small shrub, growing to 1–2 m tall. The leaves are alternate, simple, 3–5 cm long and broad, and palmately lobed with five lobes, with a serrated margin. The flowers are 4–6 mm diameter, with five reddish-green to brownish petals; they are produced in racemes 5–10 cm long. When not in fruit, the plant looks similar to the redcurrant shrub, distinguished by a strong fragrance from leaves and stems. The fruit is an edible berry 1 cm diameter, very dark purple in color, almost black, with a glossy skin and a persistent calyx at the apex, and containing several seeds dense in nutrients. An established bush can produce up to 5 kilograms of berries during summer.

The fruit remains largely unknown in the United States, and has yet to regain its previous popularity to levels enjoyed in Europe or New Zealand. Owing to its unique flavor and richness in polyphenols, dietary fiber and essential nutrients, awareness and popularity of blackcurrant is once again growing, with a number of consumer products entering the market.

The berry has a 1cm diameter, has a black color, a calyx at the top and a rather glossy skin, and it contains several seeds. Black currants are often used in the kitchen because of their astringent taste, which adds flavor to many dishes  and beverages: for example, its leaves are used in Russia to improve the taste and color of Vodka, and it is also common in the UK, where it is mixed with cider to form "Cider and Black".

Black currants are also added to beer (Guinness), and some beer lovers think it actually makes the taste more enjoyable. The fruit has extraordinarily high vitamin C content (302% of the Daily Value per 100 g, table), good levels of potassium, phosphorus, iron and vitamin B5, and a broad range of other essential nutrients. Other photochemical in the fruit has potential to inhibit inflammation mechanisms suspected to be at the origin of heart disease, cancer, microbial infections or neurological disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Blackcurrant seed oil is also rich in many nutrients, especially vitamin E and several unsaturated fatty acids including alpha-linolenic acid and gamma-linolenic acid. Black currants also contain several rare nutrients, a very rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid and may therefore be used in therapies against depression. The taste of black currants is very sweet and sharp, and they're used to make blackcurrant jellies, jams, added to desserts or as a part of sauces and dipping. Blackcurrants are commonly used to make cordial, liqueur, ice-cream and they can also be found in juice form.

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