Currants: properties, nutritional values, calories

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And shores they are fruits rich in vitamins and trace elements, very useful for them astringent action, diuretics, depuratives and refreshing. Let's find out better.

> 1. Description of currants

> 2. Properties and benefits of currants

> 3. Calories and nutritional values ​​of currants

> 4. Allies of

> 5. Curiosities about currants


> 6. A recipe up your sleeve


 

Description of currants

It includes many species, but the most common in Europe are Ribes nigrum (black currant) and Ribes rubrum (red currant).

Il ribes it grows spontaneously, especially in central and northern Europe. Red currant differs from black currant not only in color, but also in flavor, aroma and destination of the fruit.

Il blackcurrant it is widely used in phytotherapy and gemmotherapy.

 

Properties and benefits of currants

The fruits of currant, especially black currant, are rich in citric acid, Vitamin C, malic acid, flavonoids, anthocyanins, polyunsaturated acids and trace elements. Thanks to their composition they have an astringent, refreshing and protective action towards the retina, vessels and capillaries. They also have diuretic and purifying properties.

The fruits of currant, like all red fruits, thanks to the characteristics listed above are useful in pregnancy to prevent and relieve swelling e heaviness of the legs.

In gemmotherapy, black currant is used against allergies, thanks to its antihistamine action; its anti-inflammatory properties are also known. In summary, therefore, the gems of ribes black behave like the cortisone; in fact it is said that they have a cortison like action.



 

Calories and nutritional values ​​of currants

100 g of currants contain 28 kcal / 119 kj.

Furthermore, for every 100 g of this product, we have:

  • Water 77,4 g
  • G carbohydrates 6,6
  • Sugars 6,6 g
  • 0,9 g protein
  • Traces of fat
  • Cholesterol 0 g
  • Fiber 3,6 g
  • Sodium 3 mg
  • Potassium 370 mg
  • Iron 1,30 mg
  • Calcium 60 mg
  • Phosphorus 43 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,03 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,06 mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,3 mg
  • Vitamin A 17 µg
  • Vitamin C 200 mg

 

Ribes, ally of

Respiratory system, skin, eyes, heart, capillaries.

 

Stop allergies with Ribes nigrum


 

Curiosities about currants

In ancient times it was thought that Ribes nigrum, due to its color, was able to drive away the “black humors”; it was in fact used to ward off melancholy and against pestilence and fever.

 

Find out about the side effects of black currant

 

A recipe with currants

The red currant is used above all for the preparation of jams, the black currant is used to obtain liqueurs while the white currant (gooseberry), actually not very widespread now, is used in the food industry to obtain jellies.
A greedy idea can be to prepare currant muffins.
ingredients:


  • 300 grams of kamut flour,
  • 100 grams of whole cane sugar,
  • a sachet of cream of tartar added to bicarbonate,
  • a pinch of salt,
  • 150 grams of mixed currants (red and black),
  • 100 ml of olive oil,
  • 2 eggs,
  • the grated rind of an untreated lemon.

Procedure: work the whole eggs with the sugar and add the oil first, then the flour and then all the other ingredients to the mixture. Pour into the molds and bake for 10/15 minutes (depending on the size of the muffins) in the oven at 180 degrees.

 

Currants among the foods recommended in case of sinusitis

 

Other articles on currant:

> Red currant: the jam recipe

 

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