Currant Nutrition

Serving Size: 100 g (3.5 oz)

Updated | 2022-04-29

Written and reviewed by the NatureClaim Team




Currant


Overview of Currant Nutrition

Scientific Name: Ribes rubrum


Order: Saxifragales


Family: Grossulariaceae


Currant (Ribes rubrum) belongs to the Grossulariaceae family. Currant fruits are borne on both long and short stems that are one year or older. Currant shrubs lacks spines or thorns. The juicy berries have a sweet to sour flavor. The berries of currants are often used in jams or jellies. They can also be eaten dried or fresh. Currants are rich in vitamin C (68% daily value [DV]). Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is important for the immune system. Antioxidants, such as vitamin C, may also play a pivotal role in protecting cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C is necessary for maintaining healthy skin. It is involved in the production of collagen, an important component in connective tissues. Besides vitamin C, currants are high in many other important nutrients. Currants have a high amount of dietary fiber (17% DV). Dietary fiber slows the absorption of sugar and helps improve blood sugar levels. Eating foods high in dietary fiber can also relieve constipation. Currants also contain vitamin K (14% DV), a critical vitamin for blood clotting and bone development.



Calories
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calories 56 kcal 3%


Carbohydrates
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Carbs 13.80 g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4.30 g 17%
Sugars 7.37 g
Starch - g


Sterols
Name Amount % Daily Value
Cholesterol 0.00 mg 0%
Phytosterols - mg


Fat and Fatty Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Total Fat 0.20 g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.02 g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.03 g
Polyunsaturated Fat, total 0.09 g
  • 18:2 n-6 (LA), Omega-6
0.05 g
  • 18:3 n-6 (GLA)
- g
  • 18:3 n-3 (ALA), Omega-3
0.04 g
  • 18:4 n-3 (SDA)
0.00 g
  • 20:5 n-3 (EPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:5 n-3 (DPA)
0.00 g
  • 22:6 n-3 (DHA)
0.00 g
Trans Fat 0.00 g


Protein and Amino Acids
Name Amount % Daily Value
Protein, total 1.40 g 3%
  • Tryptophan
- g
  • Threonine
- g
  • Isoleucine
- g
  • Leucine
- g
  • Lysine
- g
  • Methionine
- g
  • Cystine
- g
  • Phenylalanine
- g
  • Tyrosine
- g
  • Valine
- g
  • Arginine
- g
  • Histidine
- g
  • Alanine
- g
  • Aspartic Acid
- g
  • Glutamic Acid
- g
  • Glycine
- g
  • Proline
- g
  • Serine
- g


Vitamins
Name Amount % Daily Value
Vitamin C 41.00 mg 68%
Thiamin 0.04 mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.05 mg 3%
Niacin 0.10 mg 1%
Pantothenic Acid 0.06 mg 1%
Vitamin B6 0.07 mg 4%
Folate, total 8.00 mg 2%
  • Folic Acid
0.00 mcg
  • Food Folate (dietary folate equivalent)
8.00 mcg
Choline 7.60 mg
Betaine - mg
Vitamin B12 0.00 mcg 0%
Vitamin A, total 42.00 IU 1%
  • Retinol Acitiviy Equivalent
2.00 mcg
  • Retinol
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Carotene
25.00 mcg
  • Alpha-Carotene
0.00 mcg
  • Beta-Cryptoxanthin
0.00 mcg
Lycopene 0.00 mcg
Lutein and Zeaxanthin 47.00 mcg
Vitamin E, total 0.15 IU 0%
  • Alpha-Tocopherol
0.10 mg
  • Beta-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Gamma-Tocopherol
- mg
  • Delta-Tocopherol
- mg
Vitamin D 0.00 IU 0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 11.00 mcg 14%
Biotin - mcg -


Minerals
Name Amount % Daily Value
Calcium 33.00 mg 3%
Iron 1.00 mg 6%
Magnesium 13.00 mg 3%
Phosphorus 44.00 mg 4%
Potassium 275.00 mg 8%
Sodium 1.00 mg 0%
Zinc 0.23 mg 2%
Copper 0.11 mg 6%
Manganese 0.19 mg 10%
Selenium 0.60 mcg 1%
Iodine - mcg -
Chromium - mcg -
Molybdenum - mcg -
Chloride - mg -
Fluoride - mg


Flavonoids
Name Amount


Others
Name Amount
Water 83.95 g
Ash 0.66 g
Alcohol 0.00 g
Caffeine 0.00 mg
Theobromine 0.00 mg
Resveratrol - mg
Phytoalbumin - mg
Chlorogenic Acid - mg

The "-" means insufficient data.

% Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet or refer to the Dietary Reference Intakes for a specific life stage.


Reference(s):

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. FoodData Central, Current Release.

National Institutes of Health, Office of Dietary Supplements. Vitamin and Mineral Supplement Fact Sheets. Accessed from https://ods.od.nih.gov/.