Just the berries
Superfood is a new term generally used in the natural health world to describe foods with a high content of phytonutrients that are believed to provide health benefits. For example and grown in NZ, blackcurrants, blueberries and cranberries. Other foods are considered as superfruit or foods such as pomegranite, spirulina, astaxanthan aloe vera and chlorella. these are considered a superfood because they contain significant amounts of antioxidants, anthocyanins, vitamin c and other nutrients and dietary fiber.
New Zealand berries are not just pretty and yummy, they are so potent
from great anti-oxidants and wonderful for everyone children
| Chia and Sujon Blackcurrant2 powerful superfoods to give you a great mental and physical lift.From the Sujon web site:
The following recipe makes approx. 2 litres and lasts a week. It’s used by Clifton boxers Nat Stuart and Dawn Dickey before and after training and they say it really helps with their energy levels and recovery.
RECIPE (So simple!)
Mix half a cup of Chia Seeds with 3 cups of water and leave in fridge to set, mix 6 Tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant Powder with warm water to make a smooth paste and then mix paste with Chia seeds, keep in fridge. A nutritional feed when you need
|New Zealand blackcurrants good for the brain.
Research has shown that New Zealand blackcurrants are good for keeping us mentally young and agile, a finding that could have potential in managing the mental decline associated with aging populations, or helping people with brain disorders such as Parkinson’s disease or depression.
The research, conducted by scientists at Plant & Food Research (New Zealand) in collaboration with Northumbria University (UK), showed that compounds found in New Zealand blackcurrants increased mental performance indicators, such as accuracy, attention and mood. The study also showed that juice from a specific New Zealand blackcurrant cultivar, ‘Blackadder’, also reduced the activity of a family of enzymes called monoamine oxidases, which regulate serotonin and dopamine concentrations in the brain. These chemicals are known to affect mood and cognition, and are the focus for treatments of both neurodegenerative symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease and mood disorders, including stress and anxiety.
Results of the research have been published in the Journal of Functional Foods, a leading journal in the field.
Sujon Blackcurrant Powder Recipe Ideas
Here’s some ideas !
- sprinkle on your cereal, porridge or muesli,
- Add to small glass of cold water or Stir into a smoothie.
- Sprinkle a tsp over warm pancakes and top with whipped cream or coconut yoghurt and fruit.
- For a warm winter immunity booster drink, add one heaped tsp to hot water with half a tsp of honey and ginger.
- Add Sujon Blackcurrant Powder to stewed apples & cinnamon and have it on toast.
(use about 3-4 teaspoons of powder to 1.5kg of stewed apples).
- Al Brown created a magnificent Blackcurrant Meringue with our powder, click here for the recipe
Click here for the recipe
- Add to chia for a powerful smoothie – recipe here