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Black Currant review: 47 facts and highlights

Black Currant
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Black Currant

Why is Black Currant better than the average?

  • More proteins per 100g
    ?

    1.4gvs0.92g
  • More calcium per 100g
    ?

    55mgvs18.13mg
  • More lipids per 100g
    ?

    0.41gvs0.38g
  • More food energy (kJ) per 100g
    ?

    264kJvs238.02kJ
  • More iron per 100g
    ?

    1.54mgvs0.39mg
  • More food energy (kcal) per 100g
    ?

    63kcalvs56.89kcal
  • More carbohydrates per 100g
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    15.38gvs13.72g
  • More magnesium per 100g
    ?

    24mgvs13.47mg

General values

1. more proteins per 100g
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Proteins are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. The recommended daily dose is 0.8-1g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

Best

Tamarind

2.8g

1.4g

2. more food energy (kJ) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kiloJoules (kJ) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 7,500 kJ (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

1000kJ

264kJ

3. more food energy (kcal) per 100g
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The amount of food energy in kilocalories (kcal) per 100g. The minimum daily requirement is approximately 1,800 kcal (according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Best

Tamarind

239kcal

63kcal

4. more lipids per 100g
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Lipids are essential for a healthy, balanced diet. They provide energy and also play a key role in the production of hormones and cell membranes, as well as in the absorption of nutrients and fat-soluble vitamins.

Best

California Avocados

15.41g

0.41g

5. less cholesterol per 100g
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Cholesterol is a lipid essential for producing hormones and takes two forms: LDL, or bad cholesterol, and HDL, good cholesterol. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) contributes to plaque, which can clog arteries and increases the risk of strokes and heart attacks. HDL (high-density lipoprotein) removes LDL from the arteries and carries it to the liver to be broken down.

Best

Granny Smith Apple

0mg

0mg

6. higher water content per 100g
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Foods with high water content help you stay hydrated. Water also helps transporting nutrients and oxygen throughout the body.

Best

Acerola Juice

94.3g

81.96g

Sugars

1. more carbohydrates per 100g
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Carbohydrates are composed of carbon, oxygen and hydrogen, and are divided in 4 groups: oligosaccharides (glycose), monosaccharides and disaccharides which are sugars and serve as a quick source of energy, while polysaccharides, like starches serve for storing energy.

Best

Tamarind

62.5g

15.38g

Minerals

1. more calcium per 100g
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Calcium is a mineral which is very important for bone health. The recommended daily dose for adults is approximately 1000mg.

Best

Hibiscus

215mg

55mg

2. more iron per 100g
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Iron is found in hemoglobin, which represents approximately 2 thirds of the body’s iron reserve.

Best

Tamarind

2.8mg

1.54mg

3. more magnesium per 100g
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Magnesium is an important mineral for bone development and helps the proper functioning of various metabolic processes, like activating the enzymes that help in energy production.

Best

Tamarind

92mg

24mg

4. more sodium per 100g
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Sodium helps regulate the water level in the cells, especially in the kidneys. The amount of sodium consumed also influences blood pressure.

Best

Strawberry Guava

37mg

2mg

5. more phosphorus per 100g
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Phosphorus is the second most abundant mineral found in the human body, after calcium. It helps cellular reproduction and contributes to the growth and repair of tissues.

Best

Tamarind

113mg

59mg

6. more manganese per 100g
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Manganese is a trace mineral that assists in bone formation, skin integrity and assists the enzymes that control blood sugar.

Best

Lime

8mg

0.26mg

Vitamins

1. more vitamin A (IU) per 100g
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Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that comes in various forms. It is primarily important in maintaining healthy vision and the development of bones, soft tissues and skin. IU (International Units) is the unit of measurement that almost all food labels use.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

3382IU

230IU

2. more vitamin B12 per 100g
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Vitamin B12 (cobalamin) is important for maintaining the health of the nervous system. It works closely with folate (vitamin B9) in the production of red blood cells and the processing of iron.

Best

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit

0.08µg

0µg

3. more vitamin C per 100g
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Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, vitamin C helps strengthen the immune system and is commonly used to prevent viral infectious diseases.

Best

Acerola

1677.6mg

181mg

4. more vitamin A (RAE) per 100g
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Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that is primarily important for maintaining healthy vision. It also acts as an antioxidant and is important for the health of teeth, bones, soft tissues and skin. RAE (Retinol Activity Equivalent) is the unit of measurement the scientific community prefers.

Best

Cantaloupe Melon

169µg

12µg

5. more niacin per 100g
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Niacin or vitamin B3 aids the body by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat). Like other vitamins from the B complex series, it also helps convert carbohydrates into glucose.

Best

Groundcherry

2.8mg

0.3mg

6. more pantothenic acid per 100g
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Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) contributes to lowering cholesterol and triglycerides (fat) in the body. Like all B vitamins, it is involved in the conversion of carbohydrates into glucose. It also contributes to maintaining the health of the nervous system.

Best

California Avocados

1.46mg

0.4mg

Antioxidants

1. more luteolin per 100g
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Luteolin is a bioflavonoid found in plants and herbs. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Best

Lemon (without peel)

1.9mg

0mg

2. more apigenin per 100g
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Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and herbs, especially in chamomile plants. It has anxiety reducing and mild sedative effects, as well as antioxidant properties.

Best

Kumquat

21.9mg

0mg

3. more kaempferol per 100g
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Kaempferol is a bioflavonoid found in many plants. It has antioxidant properties and is currently being used in cancer research, as it is thought to reduce the risk of various cancers.

Best

Blueberry

1.7mg

0.7mg

4. more myricetin per 100g
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Myricetin is a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables, as well as in red wine. It has antioxidant, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, and can potentially protect cells from carcinogenic mutations.

Best

Cranberry

6.6mg

6.2mg

5. more quercetin content per 100g
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Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in many plants and grains, known for its positive effects on the immune system and for its antioxidant properties. It often used in treating allergies.

Best

Elderberry

26.8mg

4.4mg

6. more daidzein per 100g
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Daidzin is an isoflavone compound found in vegetables and legumes, especially soy and soybeans. It stimulates the formation of bone mass and helps regulate estrogen levels.

Best

White Grapefruit

0.04mg

0.02mg

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