What is useful currants?

Alena Mikhailova
Alena Mikhailova
October 8, 2014
What is useful currants?

Currant is a very popular berry. She has an excellent taste and unique aroma. For these reasons, it is added to a variety of dishes, jams, compotes and fruit drinks are made of it. But most people do not know why currants are useful. Below you can learn about its miraculous properties.

What is useful red currant?

Red currant - a storehouse of nutrients. It has a lot of pectin. This substance helps in the treatment of intestinal diseases, reduces the risk of cancer, suppresses inflammatory processes in the body, removes toxins, and also has a positive effect on the immune system. In addition to this component, red currants contain the following nutrients and vitamins:

  • vitamins B1, B2, C, P, A;
  • acids;
  • iron;
  • mineral salts;
  • Sahara;
  • tannins;
  • potassium;
  • iodine;
  • coumarin.

By including this berry in your diet, you can strengthen the immune system, heart, blood vessels, get rid of allergies, hair loss, eczema, dermatitis.Red currant juice reduces the temperature, relieves nausea, improves the digestive tract, expels uric acid salts from the body.

What is useful black currant?

Blackcurrant is not inferior in utility red. It also contains many vitamins and minerals, among which are the following:

  • vitamins C, B1, B2, B6, B9, D, E, K, P, A;
  • carotenoids;
  • pectins;
  • Sahara;
  • tannins;
  • salts of phosphorus, potassium and iron.

Moreover, currant leaves are also rich in nutrients. It:

  • vitamin C;
  • phytoncides;
  • manganese;
  • magnesium;
  • lead;
  • silver;
  • copper;
  • sulfur.

Berries are recommended to be used at avitaminosis, lack of appetite, gastritis with low acidity, ulcer, intestinal diseases. Currant increases hemoglobin in the blood, tones the body, is used as a diuretic and diaphoretic.

To enhance the effect of currant can be cooked from the fruit compote.