New Zealand blackcurrants are available from November through to February.
Storage and Handling
Store in the refrigerator. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.
Around the 1820's the first European settlers brought blackcurrant plants to New Zealand. The early New Zealand colonialists used blackcurrants as an all-purpose health tonic.
- Blackcurrant plants thrive in New Zealand
- Nelson and Canterbury are the main growing areas
Blackcurrants are a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C and a source iron and potassium.
You will find the full Nutrition Information Panel on the New Zealand Food Composition Data website. This website is owned jointly by Plant & Food Research and the Manatū Hauora Ministry of Health. This website holds the most comprehensive collection of high-quality nutrient data for New Zealand foods. The Database is managed and maintained by dedicated Plant & Food Research staff.