Blackcurrant

Blackcurrants have a high concentration of anthocyanins, polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamin C and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), as well as vitamin A, B1, B5, B6, and vitamin E. They have 4 times the amount of vitamin C than oranges, and twice the amount of antioxidants as blueberries. Due to the high concentration of antioxidants, including e.g. vitamin C, beta-carotene, cryptoxanthin and zeaxanthin, as well as anthocyanins, they can help strengthen the immune system and act as anti-carcinogens. In addition to this, vitamin C plays a vital role in the production of collagen, which is responsible for maintaining the elasticity of our skin, and should be a vital part of any anti-ageing regime.