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Certified Organic Frozen Blackcurrants from New Zealand (350g-3.15kg)

Horizon Farms

FR407

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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. 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?

✔ Free of harmful synthetic chemical inputs such as fertilizer, pesticides, antibiotics, food additives, irradiation, and the use of sewage sludge.

✔ Free of genetically modified seeds (non-GMO)

✔ The farmland and soil in use have at least been 3 years free of any chemical treatment before the harvest has been certified as organic.

✔ Organic certifications come with multiple audits or on-site visits a year. Organic producers are rigidly checked and inspected by governmental bodies or certified third parties. Organic certification requires detailed bookkeeping and documentation. This makes organic produce technically 100% traceable from farm to table.

✔ Organic certification standards require a strict separation of non-organic certified produce starting from the farmland, soil, harvesting, processing, export, and even import and storage.

✔ Organic farming is a more sustainable alternative when it comes to food production. The lack of harmful pesticides and a wider variety of plants enhances biodiversity and results in better soil quality and reduced pollution from fertilizer or pesticide run-off.

✔ Organic vegetables and fruits are produced mostly by family-owned farms that own smaller acres of organic land. Although the demand is increasing, organic land does not even make 30% of all farmland in any given country (Japan ranks at the very bottom!). This makes organic farming lucrative and more profitable for farmers and gives them a fair chance to live a sustainable life and support their local communities.

✔ Certified organic in Japan (as well as in most industrialized countries) is a protected word and the use is legally restricted, meaning that you can be rest assured that Horizon Farms is an officially registered certified organic importer and all organic imported produce has been inspected and verified in the export country as well as in Japan.

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.

Contents

Contents Choose between 1, 3, or 9 pack sets
Weight 350g x 1 Pack
or
350g x 3 Packs = 1050g total (2.3lbs)
or
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.


Details

Ingredients Organic blackcurrants
Packaging Resealable pouch
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
Nutritional Facts Based on 100g serving size

Calories: 316kJ
Protein: 0.9g
Total Fat: 0.4g
- of which are saturated: 0.04g
Total Carbohydrate: 14.8g
- of which are sugars: 14.8g
Dietary Fiber: 4.3g
Sodium: 2mg
Potassium: 295mg
Vitamin C: 195mg

Customer Reviews

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Translated from Japanese: They’re sour and refreshing! I also love the fact that they’re organic. I hope you will carry this product for a long time.

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Delicious super food!

Translated from Japanese: So tasty and sour! I bought 1kg for the first time as I’ve been eating more of them gradually. Unlike other frozen fruits, these are easy to store because there are 3 bags with each weighing 350g. And they’re organic! I hope you will offer this product for a long time.

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The taste is strong ♪

Translated from Japanese: They’re like small blueberries.
But I think the taste is stronger than those of blueberries. I prefer these blackcurrants. I want to buy them again.

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Sour = fresh

Translated from Japanese: I buy berries here shop every time. This time, the mixed berries were sold out, so I made a smoothie with blackcurrants and blueberries.
Blackcurrants alone are quite sour.
I think it's a proof that they’re frozen while still being fresh.
All of these are organic and can always be eaten with a peace of mind. Thank you very much.

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Translated from Japanese: I bought blackcurrants for the first time. It was good that the package was divided into smaller packages and therefore easier to store.
The taste is rich and delicious. It's my first time eating blackcurrants, so I can’t compare them, but I wanted to try various recipes because they had a strong taste as well as acidity.
I'm looking forward to eating them again.