Certified organic frozen blackcurrant berries directly imported from New Zealand. These berries have a sour yet very rich flavor and are packed to the brim with Vitamin C and antioxidants. Delicious just as they are, especially if you like sour berries, they also make an incredible ingredient for smoothies, pies, muffins, and more. Choose from 350g (0.8lbs), 1.05kg (2.2lbs), or 3.15kg (6.9lbs) sizes.
Blackcurrants are often called a "superfood" because they have such high levels of vitamin C and antioxidants. These blackcurrants also contain anthocyanins, the compound that gives the berries their rich dark purple color. Absolutely no chemicals or GMOs are used in the farming process. Washed and individually flash-frozen (IQF) for freshness and convenience. These blackcurrants are gluten-free and vegan friendly. Farmed from the fertile plains of South Canterbury along with pure water from the majestic Southern Alps, which gives these blackcurrants their characteristic flavor, color, and nutrients. Traceable from seed to table!
About Certified Organic
This product is certified Japan Agricultural Standard Organic (JAS) - both in the country of origin and Japan. Japan has one of the world's strictest organic certification standards. But what does certified organic mean when it comes to fruits and vegetables?
✔ Strictly tested for E Coli, coliforms, molds, yeasts as well as listeria and salmonella and therefore meets very high microbiological safety standards.
✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides or any food additives.
✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)
✔ The farmland and soil in use are free of any chemical treatments.
✔ Organic produce is heavily regulated. Producers and importers are checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation for 100% tracability. "Certified organic" is a protected word and the use is legally restricted.
✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable when it comes to holistic food production. The lack of harmful pesticides is better for the environment.
✔ Organic produce comes mostly from family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land.
It is also important to mention that organic produce is more cost-intensive. Organic farming has lower yields compared to conventional farming and is oftentimes more labor-intensive as well. Additionally, organic certification and auditions require annual fees for producers, exporters, and importers resulting in higher prices for the end consumers.
Please note that non-processed, non-GMO, and chemical-free produce will always have a minor degree of defects; these may include, decolorations, insect damage, broken damage, crumble damage, squashed damage, over or under maturity, and minor natural non-harmful mold. Although rare, there may worms, scratches or mold on the product that cannot be seen during inspections. None of these are harmful or a safety issue and can be removed without worries.
|Contents||Choose between 1, 3, or 9 pack sets
|Weight||350g x 1 Pack
350g x 3 Packs = 1050g total (2.3lbs)
350g x 9 Packs = 3150g total (6.9lbs)
|Package Dimensions||Approx. 25 x 15 x 6cm (9.8" x 5.9" x 2.4")
Shipping & Handling
|Shipping||Shipping and delivery is frozen|
|Handling||Keep frozen below -18°C (0°F)|
|Expiration||Check product label, usually more than 12 months.|
|Country of Origin||New Zealand
|Importer||Horizon Farms, Inc.|
|Also known as||Ribes nigrum, black currant, cassis|
|Organic Certificates||New Zealand BioGrow Certified Organic - Certificate Number: 5008
Organic Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) - Certificate Number: BioGro New Zealand 5008
|Other||Please note that there may be some loss in shape, insect bites, scratches, or mold on the inside that cannot be seen during visual inspections, but they are not harmful and can be removed. Thank you for your understanding.|
|Nutritional Facts||Based on 100g serving size
Total Fat: 0.4g
- of which are saturated: 0.04g
Total Carbohydrate: 14.8g
- of which are sugars: 14.8g
Dietary Fiber: 4.3g
Vitamin C: 195mg
Great quality, great taste. Impossible to get good cassis in this country, so very grateful for thus product. Excellent superfood for eyesight, too!
Great in smoothies!
The berries are goood, no complaint whatsoever
Tastes good, feels fresh, and easy to use for smoothie!!!
Translated from Japanese: They’re sour, but delicious. I bake muffins with them instead of using blueberries. The small size of the bag is great because it doesn't take up much space in the freezer.