Redcurrants are those semi-transparent round fruits that you can buy anywhere in the Netherlands. They have a high nutritional value and are excellent as a garnish for a summer dessert. They also have a high decorative value in the garden because of their cheerful colours. Are these red berries healthy? Fresh fruit is healthy, as are these red berries, also known as currants. The red currant contains a lot of antioxidants and helps to detoxify the body.
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Medicinal effect: are redcurrants healthy?
Are redcurrants healthy? The small red berries with the sour taste have a medicinal effect that is similar to other types of berries such as the blackcurrant. Eating them stimulates the appetite, reduces fever and is haemostatic. The most important effect is that more waste products are removed from the body through perspiration. The berries as well as berry juice have a positive effect on the digestion and a light laxative effect. Because consuming red berries helps to remove toxins from the body they fit in a detox diet.
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Nice tips for the use of red berries
Of course you can eat red berries out of hand, but these fruits are also very suitable for making jam and a summery red berry pie is a treat for everyone. Because they have a positive effect on the digestion, a dessert with red berries is always a good idea. For sweet dishes, the fresh sour taste of the berry can be a nice addition.
You can turn it into a fresh sauce by mashing it. Just as well sieve afterwards and if you want to make the taste a little sweeter, do it with honey. Honey is also a natural product with many good nutrients. Such a sauce tastes delicious over the pancakes or in the yoghurt. If you want to make a long lasting syrup from red berries, you can thicken it with sugar. If you still want to achieve the shelf life and syrupiness with little sugar, use stevia.
Lose weight with red berries?
Redcurrants contain a lot of fibre, vitamins, minerals and other nylon nutrients. The most common types of vitamin in this fruit are B1 and C. The berries are rich in the following minerals: iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese. Furthermore, these fruits contain a lot of fiber and anthocyanins. The red berry is therefore important for a healthy and even digestion. Because of this positive effect, the berry also ensures that the blood sugar level does not fluctuate too much. It therefore reduces fatigue and is also recommended for people who suffer from type 2 diabetes. If you want to lose weight, the red berry fits in a pattern of varied nutrition and sufficient exercise. Eating red berries has no direct effect if you have a weight problem.
Red currant leaf tea
The leaves of the red berry bush are dried to make tea. It relieves gout and rheumatic diseases. You can also gargle with cold or lukewarm tea by mouth or throat infections. For badly healing wounds you can make a compress with this tea.