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Health Benefits of Red Currants: The Blessed Food of Din.Gir Marduk

Growing up in the suburbs of Long Island, my family was very appreciative that we had enough land to have a garden in our backyard. Aside from the large amounts of vegetables that we grew, were also an abundance of fruits. We had apples, blackberries, cherries, grapes, and raspberries, were just to name a few. My fascination, however, was with the red currants’ bush that was next to our garage. Oh, how enjoyable were those childhood summers! I remember coming back from the garden with a large pot full of my favorite fruit, red currants.

Health Benefits of Red Currants: The Blessed Food of Din.Gir Marduk

Health Benefits of Red Currants: The Blessed Food of Din.Gir Marduk

Red currents, also known by the botanical name Ribes nrubrum, are considered to be one of nature’s superfoods, as they are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Currants’ value as an antioxidant is largely due to its pigmented polyphenol, cyanidin. The medicinal properites of pigmented polyphenols are well-documented.

In the world of herbal magic, red currents are said to protect against evil. Despite its reddish color, red currants are commonly associated with Jupiter, making nature’s beloved snack the prized possession of Din.Gir Marduk and the Ninzuwu Koqw.

There are many health benefits to those that include this tart-tasting fruit in their diet. Red currants promotes beautiful skin, red blood cell production, and a strong immune system. It is an excellent source of Vitamin C.  The chart below provides additional detail on red currants.

Vitamin B6

Aids in new skin cell formation

Vitamin C

Strengthens the immune system, prevents free radical damage in body cells

Vitamin K

Blood clot prevention

Iron

Formation of red blood cells

Magnesium

Nerve impulses, detoxification, production of energy

Hair & Skin Benefits

Protects hair, makes vibrant complexion, reduces wrinkles, and treats acne

Risks

May be harmful to pregnant woman

Red currants can be eaten fresh, cooked, or dried. They are often used in jams, jellies, and other sauces because of their tart flavor. Many find these berries as a great alternative to raisins and much sweeter foods. It is definitely a blessed treat of nature!

 

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