As we become more and more aware of the role that good nutrition plays throughout the whole of our lives, there is a move by the food and beverage industry to seek out functional foods. Increasingly sought after by premium consumers , functional foods are those which offer benefits above and beyond those of basic nutrition.
Consumers are becoming more aware of the health benefits to be gained from dark skinned fruits such as blackcurrants. New Zealand blackcurrants in particular are in high demand as research has found some varieties contain up to twice the amount of beneficial compounds than others.
Read the full Plant and Food Research article here.