Master plant: Ribes nigrum L.
Grossulariaceae (Currant/Gooseberry family)
Oleum ribes nigra
The Black Currant has been cultivated since the Middle Ages in Central Europe and Western Europe. The juice of the black currant is high in vitamins C and A. The cold-pressed or CO2 extracted Black Currant seed oil is from controlled organic agriculture.
Characteristics and substances:
The Black Currant seed oil is one of the most valuable seed oils.
Black currant seed oil is a yellow to dark green oil with fruity aroma and taste. The oil contains more than 70% of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Especially the amount of alpha and gamma-linolenic acid (18-20%) is extremely high - more than three times as high as black cumin seed oil.
Black currant seed oil also contains natural tocopherols (alpha & gamma) and bioactive substances like flavonoids.
Harmonizes very well with hemp and / or linseed oil in the kitchen.