The South Island of New Zealand produces the highest quality blackcurrants in the world.
The climate in New Zealand ranges from temperate in the south to sub-tropical in the north. The South Island especially has optimal conditions for blackcurrant growing. The severe cold of the winter and the strong sunlight with high ultraviolet content enable the cultivation of blackcurrants which are nutritious, delicious and full of flavour.
Many New Zealand families have grown up drinking blackcurrant juice because of it's high vitamin C content. Blackcurrants have the darkest blue/black/purple colour of all berry fruit. It is this wonderful deep dark colour that gives blackcurrants their amazing health giving properties and it is from this that FoodPlus offers the Blackcurrant Extract.