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  Super blackcurrants with boosted vitamin C - 01 August
Scientists are working with the company behind the fruit drink Ribena to boost the vitamin C content of flcurrants in a move that would be a major benefit to UK consumers and farmers.
Researchers have tracked the production and storage of vitamin C in flcurrant bushes and are now studying the factors that determine the levels of the nutrient in the fruit.
Blackcurrants are especially rich in vitamin C and, weight for weight, contain more than three times as much as an orange*.
www.bbsrc.ac.uk /media/pressreleases/06_08_01_blackcurrants.html   (972 words)

 Stash Tea: Stash Wild Blackcurrant Herbal Tea
Tea Bag: hibiscus, rosehips, lemongrass, orange peel, chicory root, natural flavor of flberry, natural flavor of flcurrant, licorice powder.
At Stash tea we blend the highest quality, most flavorful botanicals with juicy fl currant flavor to produce our Wild Blackcurrant herbal tea--hibiscus from China with its purple-red color adds tartness, lemongrass from Peru, Valencia orange peel from the United States, and rosehips from Chile.
We then add pure, natural flavor extracts from fresh ripe fl currants to the blend.
www.stashtea.com /w-150048.htm   (280 words)

 Beat the Chef: Blackcurrant & Chestnut Cream
We have been overseas for 3 months and therefore saw the show last night for only the second time.
Put the flcurrants & sugar in a saucepan, cover & bring to boil.
Allow to simmer for a few minutes then remove from heat & put through a sieve.
www.abc.net.au /tv/beatthechef/txt/s1489546.htm   (74 words)

  The Blackcurrant Foundation - Blackcurrants from the British Isles
It may be small, but the mighty flcurrant is bursting with more health promoting antioxidants than most other fruit and vegetables, including blueberries!
British flcurrants are grown and bred especially for their deep colour, which makes them extra good for you.
The Blackcurrant Foundation has been established by British growers to raise awareness of the numerous health benefits of British flcurrants.
www.blackcurrantfoundation.co.uk   (101 words)

  Blackcurrant how to grow, growing blackcurrants with pictures - page 1
Blackcurrants were traditionally used only for jams, pies and puddings, and they tasted great.
Blackcurrants the size of small grapes with a taste to match.
Blackcurrants are more tolerant than many fruits of their site and soil conditions.
www.gardenaction.co.uk /fruit_veg_diary/blackcurrant_page1.asp   (359 words)

  LE NEZ DU VIN - Blackcurrant
Blackcurrant is a classic aroma in wine tasting, a sign of maturity and of the grapes' natural concentration.
It is equally important to distinguish the warm, fruity aroma of the flcurrant from the vegetable notes of the flcurrant bud that is often found upon opening white wines made from Sauvignon.
Blackcurrant is a hallmark of red Burgundies and of those made from Pinot noir growing on chalky soil.
www.makescentsofwine.com /blackcurrant.htm   (261 words)

 Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Blackcurrant seed oil is available from numerous manufacturers generically.
Blackcurrant seed oil (BSO) is derived from the seeds of the plant Ribes nigrum.
Blackcurrant oil, owing to its GLA, ALA and stearidonic acid content, may have antithrombotic and anti-inflammatory actions.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/bla_0036.shtml   (784 words)

Leaves of flcurrant are a folk medicine and are taken against arthritis, spasmodic cough and diarrhea.
As a tasty source of vitamin C, the fruits of flcurrant are useful as a dietary supplement during the cold and flu season.
Blackcurrant is native to Europe, particularly northern and central regions, and western Asia.
www.herbs2000.com /herbs/herbs_blackcurrant.htm   (559 words)

 'Just The Berries'
The consumption of fruits and vegetables in the diet is associated with a lower incidence of disease, particularly of degenerative diseases associated with aging (e.g cancer and heart disease), and improved well-being.
Blackcurrant not only has up to 4 times the vitamin C of orange it is rich in polyphenolic compounds such as the anthocyanins responsible for the intense natural deep red colour of the fruit and its juice.
Blackcurrant has reportedly been used as a natural remedy for the treatment of a wide range of ailments and improved well being.
www.blackcurrants.co.nz /research.htm   (597 words)

 The Worldwide Gourmet presents all about Blackcurrant
Blackcurrants are fragile and should be eaten the same day, or shortly afterwards.
Place flcurrants over high heat until they burst, add butter and serve with duck breast, guinea-fowl, roast pork or poached skate with vinegar.
Norway - flcurrant jelly is served with cooked apples, braised cabbage and fatty fish.
www.theworldwidegourmet.com /fruits/berries/blackcurrant.htm   (375 words)

 Blackcurrant Jam
The quantity of fruit and sugar for Blackcurrant Jam is always 4 units Fruit to 6 units of Granulated White Sugar, plus 2½ units of added water.
Blackcurrants are high in Pectin and hence the recommendation that you use Granulated White Sugar.
Although Blackcurrant jam sets relatively easily, it is a good idea to test it for setting first time around.
homepage.ntlworld.com /family.lindop/Jam/blackcurrant.html   (703 words)

 Super blackcurrants with boosted vitamin C
Scientists are working with the company behind the popular British fruit drink Ribena to boost the vitamin C content of flcurrants in a move that would be a major benefit to consumers and farmers.
Researchers have tracked the production and storage of vitamin C in flcurrant bushes and are now studying the factors that determine the levels of the nutrient in the fruit.
Blackcurrants are especially rich in vitamin C and, weight for weight, contain more than three times as much as an orange*.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-07/babs-sbw072706.php   (929 words)

 Blackcurrant Oil (Ribes nigrum) - FNWL
Blackcurrant seed oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid, an important ingredient for maintaining the elasticity of the skin.
Blackcurrant oil can be an effective addition to formulations for dry, devitalized, damaged and aging skin.
Blackcurrant oil can be used in any proportion within skin care, hair care, baby care and sun care products.
www.fromnaturewithlove.com /soap/product.asp?product_id=oilblackcurrent   (165 words)

Blackcurrants ripen in July and stay on the bush for up to four weeks in quantity and well into the Autumn in small numbers shrivelling up to taste a bit like tart raisins.
For the user, the differences between varieties of Blackcurrants are of lesser importance than with other soft fruit, since all modern varieties are of good quality and flavour.
Blackcurrant bushes at Priest Farm are 14 years old and although normally they would be replanted to increase yield their size and root structure means that they are able to survive in competition with other plants while still producing an acceptable crop.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /priestfarm/currants.htm   (256 words)

 Twinings Blackcurrant - Drinks Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Blackcurrent Burst Infusion is a lively blend that brings out the...
I don't usually like flcurrant, it is too bitter for the flavour to come through or too highly sweetened when used an an ingredient.
I tend to like my hot drinks slightly sweetened but there is something so wholesome about this drink that dictates we should not sully the healthy nature by adding refined sugar.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /drinks/twinings-blackcurrant   (303 words)

 Grether's Pastilles
Since their launch in 1983 these pastilles have been hugely popular due to their fresh and fruity redcurrant taste with extract of exotic passion fruit.
The classic Grether’s Blackcurrant Pastilles in the golden tin is the original and first of the Grether’s brands to be launched, and as such is the core brand.
The pastilles were invented around 300 years ago in Britain (still greatly known under the original name “Allenbury’s”) and the pastilles are still being manufactured mainly by hand using only the best raw ingredients.
www.beautyhabit.com /grether.html   (297 words)

 Blackcurrant (Ribes Nigrum)
The fruit of the flcurrant (Ribes nigrum) has a very high vitamin C content and tastes wonderful in the form of jelly, syrup or fruit juice, says Rolf Stühmer in his book The Big Book of Health.
Thus it is good for building up resistance; one glass of hot flcurrant juice when you have the flu, sweetened with honey, works wonders.
Tea made from the leaves of the flcurrant increases the flow of urine and induces heavy perspiration.
health.learninginfo.org /herbs/blackcurrant.htm   (143 words)

 Lemsip Cold & Flu Blackcurrant
Lemsip Blackcurrant is a medicine to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.
The other ingredients are citric acid, sodium citrate, whole flcurrant and flcurrant flavour, enocyanin (natural colour) and sugar, aspartame and saccharin sodium as sweeteners.
Lemsip Blackcurrant is a combination of active ingredients which are effective in reducing different symptoms of colds and flu.
www.auravita.com /products/aura/RBPL10023.asp?RefId=500&adid=RBPL10023   (578 words)

 Peter Lapinskas Blackcurrant Information
The European flcurrant (Ribes nigrum L.) is an annual shrub, growing up to 2 metres in height which produces greenish white flowers and shiny fl globular berries.
International standard for concentrated flcurrant juice preserved exclusively by physical means (pdf file).
Twinings flcurrant fruit and leaf infusion in teabags.
www.lapinskas.com /infopages/blackcurrant   (772 words)

 Blackcurrant   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indigenous to Eurasian forests as far as the Himalayas, Canada, and Australia, flcurrants are cultivated in many regions for the sour-sweet fruit.
Components in the leaves of the flcurrant increase the secretion of cortisol by the adrenal glands, thus stimulating the activity of the parasympathetic nervous system, which may prove useful in stress-related conditions.
The seeds are rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), a fatty acid similar to that found in evening primrose oil and borage seed oil.
www.innvista.com /HEALTH/herbs/blackcur.htm   (531 words)

 The Sugar Revolution » Blog Archive » Blackcurrant Liquorice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
If you are thinking that this stuff is going to taste like liquorice with a flcurrant twist, then you’re in for a real surprise.
The main flavour is definetly flcurrant - both the taste and texture are similiar to a regular flcurrant jelly lolly.
After the initial burst of flcurrant there’s a subtle aftertaste of liqourice.
www.thesugarrevolution.com /?p=75   (245 words)

 BBC - Food - Recipes - Blackcurrant mousse
Whip the cream to a soft peak, and fold in the gelatine and flcurrant mixture, and then the Italian meringue.
Mix the coulis flcurrant purée and the caster sugar together, reserve in the fridge.
Add the fresh flcurrants, toss gently so the flcurrants are well coated.
www.bbc.co.uk /food/recipes/database/blackcurrantmousse_3279.shtml   (748 words)

 Venison in a Blackcurrant Sauce
Spread with the flcurrant and sprinkle with chopped parsley.
Fry the venison in a little butter to seal, lightly cover with butter paper or buttered foil to avoid any drying out and cook in a moderate oven 350F, Gas Mark 4, for 10 minutes or so.
Add the flcurrants and then the cream and reduce further.
www.aboutfood.co.uk /articles/recipes/recipe-407.html   (281 words)

 Ribena - Britain's Blackcurrants   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Britain's flcurrants have one thing in common – they all want to be Ribena flcurrants when they grow up.
We begin harvesting in July when the flcurrants have turned from green to a luscious purple colour.
For further information about flcurrants please go to www.flcurrantfoundation.co.uk (link will open in a new window).
www.ribena.co.uk /accessible/britains_blackcurrants/index.html   (585 words)

 Blackcurrant Muffins Recipe - Recipes To-Go
This Blackcurrant Muffins recipe is one of many in our Bread Category.
Vegetables are interesting but lack a sense of purpose when unaccompanied by a good cut of meat.
He who distinguishes the true savor of his food can never be a glutton; he who does not cannot be otherwise.
www.recipes-to-go.com /bread/Blackcurrant-Muffins.html   (390 words)

 Mark T. Wendell - Blackcurrant Flavored Tea
A rich, whole-leaf Congou fl tea with flcurrant scent and flavor.
It is an exotic twist on your favorite beverage.
If you are interested in Blackcurrant Flavored Herbal Teas, you may wish to consider the following selections:
www.marktwendell.com /BlackcurrantFlavoredTea.htm   (93 words)

 Horticulture New Zealand // Our Growth Industry
The New Zealand flcurrant industry has a valued reputation as a producer of highest quality products.
This programme is jointly funded by Blackcurrants NZ and HortResearch, with additional funding from the Foundation for Research
NZBC is an independent organisation established by commercial flcurrant growers, who saw an advantage in pooling resources for processing, and encouraging orderly marketing of products (including concentrate, block frozen and IQF forms) sold on commodity markets.
www.hortnz.co.nz /productgroups/blackcurrants.html   (405 words)

Hungary is situated on the southern border of the ecologically optimum zone for flcurrant.
The only exception is ‘Titania’, from Sweden, which became the main variety in Hungarian flcurrant plantations in the eighties.
An amphiploid interspecific hybrid obtained by crossing flcurrant and gooseberry was registered under the name ‘Rikö’ in 1994.
www.actahort.org /books/505/505_47.htm   (207 words)

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