Dried blackcurrant seeds (Ribes Nigrum) are perfect as natural ingredients that enhance the texture and increase the fruit impression of the final product. The dried seeds can be easily added at any stage of the manufacturing process. Dried blackcurrant seeds are microbiologically stable, thanks to which we can offer a 2-years shelf life.
Poland is the biggest producer of blackcurrants in the European Union, covering 70% of all marketing and is the second biggest producer of the fruits in the world.
Nutritional value of blackcurrant seeds:
Blackcurrant seeds contain a moderate amount of healthy fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. These fats are essential for the body and are known to support heart health, brain function, and overall well-being. Blackcurrant seed oil contains a high concentration of GLA (gamma-linolenic acid). Blackcurrant seeds also provide a modest amount of protein, which is important for tissue repair, growth, and various metabolic processes in the body. Blackcurrant seeds can be a good source of dietary fiber, which is beneficial for digestion, promoting bowel regularity, and can help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Moreover blackcurrant seeds contain antioxidants, such as vitamin E, which help protect the body against oxidative stress and damage caused by free radicals.
Dried blackcurrant seeds applications in food and cosmetics:
- food products fortification– whether confectionary, dairy or bakery
- protein powders
- dietary supplements
- functional foods and drinks
- sports nutrition
- as an exfoliant in body and face products
- adding wholesome texture to soaps and scrubs
- cold pressed seed oil