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The healing power of red currant

  1. Red berries are semi-transparent round fruits with a bright red color. It is a beautiful plant that has medicinal power and high nutritional value. Red berries fit perfectly in the garden as the brightly colored berries decorate the garden and are also edible. They are tasty fresh berries that can often be admired as a garnish in a summer dessert. There are many antioxidants in red currant that help detoxify the body.


  1. In Germany, this super healthy fruit is called red Johannisbeeren because it starts to ripen around June 24, St. John's name day. Red currants, just like the white currants, belong to the currants. They are widely cultivated commercially, also in the Netherlands. They are sometimes grown under a plastic tunnel or in a greenhouse so that they ripen earlier. You can also place the red currant in your garden or vegetable garden. It is even a suitable plant in a facade vegetable garden. Red currants are the sisters of black currants

Nutritional value red currant

  1. Red currants contain a lot of fiber, vitamins, minerals and other phytonutrients. It is rich in vitamins B1, C. In addition, it contains the following minerals: iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. It also contains phytonutrients that fall under the anthocyanins. The large amount of fiber in this small fruit contributes to a healthy and even digestion so that the blood sugar level does not fluctuate too much. As a result, the red berry counteracts fatigue and works well for people with type 2 diabetes

Medicinal tea from red currant bush leaf

  1. Tea from the dried leaves of the red currant bush is brewed to treat gout and rheumatic diseases such as arthritis

12 Indications for red currant as medicine

  1. There are antioxidants in fruits and vegetables. Red berries have a medicinal effect due to the phytonutrients anthocyanins, which are often found in red fruits as an antioxidant. This makes it a natural prevention against cancer, diabetes, heart disease

Tips for eating red currant

  1. Except for making jam, the red currant is ideally suited for making a summery red currant cake. Red berries are the ideal dessert because it aids digestion. It goes well with sweet dishes because the slightly tart red currant makes sweet foods digest better. You can make a fresh sauce from red berries by mashing, sifting and mixing with honey. This is fine over a pancake. The homemade red currant sauce also looks great in a tasty yogurt. Instead of making it with honey, you can also boil it one by one with sugar and let it thicken by weight. Then you get a kind of syrup / syrup that can be kept for a few months. The honey variety is healthier but should be consumed within a few days because it contains fresh berries. Optionally you can use a combination of stevia, honey and a little sugar to make a syrup from red berries.

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