Rocz Panstw Zakl Hig 2021 ;72(3):229-238
Institute of Human Nutrition Sciences, Department of Dietetics, Warsaw University of Life Sciences (WULS-SGGW), Warsaw, Poland.
Blackcurrant (BC) is a well-known and appreciated berry fruit in our country and Poland is the largest BC producer among European Union countries and the second, after Russia, producer in the world. Due to the short shelf life of BC, its consumption in fresh form is relatively low , therefore the berries are processed into juices, jams, jellies, and freeze-dried products or alcoholic beverages. The high nutritional value of BC berries result from high content of bioactive compounds (among others, vitamin C, anthocyanins, pectins, organic acids, as well as polyunsaturated fatty acids contained in seeds of the fruit). Read More