The blackcurrant is a fruit whose nutritional values and taste have made its reputation in Europe for centuries now, particularly in Northern Europe, where it is most commonly grown. Its harvest period is in July. The largest producer of blackcurrants is Poland.
The fruit is nutritional, energizing and refreshing, with a dark purple, almost black, colour. Its unique taste comes from a mix of very fruity aromas.
It is exceptionally rich in vitamin C (200 mg per 100 g of fruit), with twice as much as the kiwi and three times that of the orange. It makes for an excellent tonic, fighting both fatigue and infection. It also contains high calcium levels (60 mg per 100 g).