Blackcurrant Cordial- a bumper dose of Vitamin C …


… phytochemicals and antioxidants.  In other words, feel good in a bottle. (100g of blackcurrants can provide 218% of the RDA!!!) Growing up, the kids couldn’t get enough of it, and it really makes me happy that I can make it now for them, and their younger cousins, to strengthen their system as we move into the Autumn, and the back to school bugs.  It has a unique flavour and such a rich colour.

The fruit cage
The fruit cage

During World War II it became impossible to purchase the then traditional source of Vitamin C, oranges, so growing blackcurrants was encouraged, from 1942, cordial was distributed free of charge to children under 2 in the U.K.  However in the U.S., in the 20th Century, the growing of blackcurrants commercially was banned as it was a vector of a rot that threatened the logging industry, this ban was reduced to state bans in the 1960’s and blackcurrant growing is on the rise, although severely damaged.

Cordial Prep
Cordial Prep

Enough history, it makes the kitchen smell great, and takes but an evening. If anyone would like a bottle of this deliciousness contact me through Facebook, or by email.

Ready for shipping!
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Blackcurrants
Blackcurrants
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