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Blackcurrants Blackcurrant or Ribes nigrum is native to central and northern Europe and northern Asia. It is small shurb that gorws 1-2 m tall. The flowers are 4-6 mm in diameter and the fruits are edible.

Blackcurrants have very high vitamin C content along with potassium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin B5 and a range of other nutrients. They also have phytochemicals such as anthocyanins (or polyphenols). The major anthocyanins in blackcurrant pomace are delphinidin-3-O-glucoside, delphinidin-3-O-rutinoside, cyanidin-3-O-glucoside and cyanidin-3-O-rutinoside. Blackcurrant seed oil is rich in gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an essential fatty acid, along with many other nutrients.

Laboratory experiments have shown that the anthocyanins in blackcurrant have the potential to support normal anti-inflammatory mechanisms and are beneficial for heart health, preventing free radical damage, microbial infections and neurological health.

Alaron Products Ltd

Contact: Claire Quin Address 13 Bolt Road Tahunanui Nelson 7011 New ZealandAddress PO Box 5080 Port Nelson Nelson 7043 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 5875 Website: www.alaron.co.nz

Anagenix Group

Contact: Chris Johnson Address Level 1 18 Broadway Newmarket Auckland 1023 New Zealand Phone: 64 9 520 0831 Website: www.anagenix.com

Cawthron Institute

Contact: Paul Parker Address 98 Halifax Street East Nelson New Zealand Phone: +64 3 548 2319 Website: www.cawthron.org.nz

GO Healthy New Zealand

Contact: Kurt Renner Address 71 Nelson Street Petone Lower Hutt 5012 New Zealand Phone: +64 4 8910184 Website: www.gohealthynz.co.nz

Green Cross Health

Contact: Lara Squires Address Private Bag 11906 Ellerslie Auckland 1542 New Zealand Phone: +64 9 571 9080 Website: www.greencrosshealth.co.nz

New Zealand Extracts Ltd

Contact: Mike Turner Address 16 Liverpool Street Riverlands Blenheim 7274 New Zealand Phone: +64 3 5793399 Website: www.nzextracts.com

Plant & Food Research

Contact: Danette Olsen Address Private Bag 92169 120 Mt Albert Road Auckland New Zealand Phone: +64 9 925 7000 Website: www.plantandfood.co.nz

Pureland Ltd

Contact: Richard Hanson Address PO Box 2776 Queenstown 9349 New Zealand Phone: +64 21 899 800 Website: www.avoca.co.nz