Who are the Blackcurrant Foundation?
We are not just growers
We are experts who have perfected the art of growing blackcurrants, implementing a complicated methodology and responding to the consumers’ growing demands for environmental conscientiousness and responsible husbandry.More about us
We have close ties with Ribena
Forty skilled British growers are experts in growing and selecting only the best fruits. There are around 150 types of blackcurrants across the world but only 10 special varieties are used to give Ribena the distinctive flavour that we all know and love.More about Ribena
We’re spreading the word
While all fruit is good for you, blackcurrants are high in essential vitamins and antioxidants. The British Blackcurrant Foundation has been established by British growers to raise widespread awareness of the mini superfruit hero and encourage people to take full advantage.Press
Ground-breaking new research has revealed that blackcurrants can have an ‘anti-tumour’ effect on some cancers and can help to decrease the size of gastric and oesophagus cancers.
Anthocyanins, particularly the purple anthocyanins found in blackcurrants, are effective and potent at inhibiting tumour cell numbers and increasing cancer cell death.Read more >
US and UK scientists have found that a diet rich in flavonoids – natural compounds found in blackcurrants – could dramatically reduce the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Blackcurrants contain the highest level of anthocyanins (a beneficial type of flavonoid) compared to blueberries, red wine, apples and citrus fruits.Read more >
Did you know...?
All fruits are good for you, but blackcurrants are especially so. In fact, blackcurrants - packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, including anthocyanins - are now part of a select group called “super fruits”. Scientific research has shown that, whether you eat them in a pie, spread them on your toast as jam, or drink them in a cordial, there’s a whole host of benefits to your health and wellbeing.
Currently, the most popular way we Brits get our Blackcurrant fix is by drinking delicious Ribena. Indeed, as much as 95% of Britain’s blackcurrants get squashed into those distinctive purple bottles. But that’s not the only way you can enjoy them. This website, run by the Blackcurrant Foundation, will tell you all you need to know – from how they can improve your health to how to make our scrumptious blackcurrant-inspired recipes at home.
The very latest research has revealed that blackcurrants can help to promote healthy bacteria in the gut.
New research has demonstrated that anthocyanins (the natural compounds which give blackcurrants their colour) help to increase levels of Bifidobacterium in the gut, helping to maintain the healthy functioning of the digestive system.Read more >
Emerging research has revealed that supplementing your diet with blackcurrants can help to increase cognitive function and performance.
It also found that blackcurrant juice can play an important role in slowing the cognitive decline associated with ageing, and disorders such as dementia.Read more >
Ever played...?Superfruit Top Trumps
Play our Superfruit Top Trumps to discover how different fruits stack up. The cards show how much energy, fibre, vitamin C and iron each fruit provides as a percentage of your recommended daily allowance.
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Have you tried...?
Blackcurrant cheesecake, energy-boosting berry smoothies, venison salad with blackcurrant dressing...
Our recipe section has so many new ways to enjoy delicious blackcurrants!Try something new!