Chewy, sweet and a little sour, these blackcurrant chews are packed full of nutrition, fibre and beneficial fruit sugars and this recipe uses freeze dried blackcurrant powder so that these chews can be enjoyed all year round.
Blackcurrants are a great source of B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin C, providing four times the amount found in oranges. Rich in polyphenols, antioxidants known to fight cancers, they are also believed to help prevent cell mutations that lead to cancers occurring to begin with and overall contain twice the antioxidant power of blueberries.
Antimicrobial, antiviral and antiseptic, they support the immune system whilst their gamma linolenic acid content eases pain and reduces inflammation in the body. Their high manganese content promotes brain health and their calcium and phosphorous content supports healthy bones. They are also a good source of magnesium, a mineral used in over 300 bodily processes and their micronutrient content also supports vision, blood health, healthy skin, cardiovascular health and cognition.
Makes 40-50 chews
- 80g freeze dried blackcurrant powder
- 200g pitted medjool dates
Blend together well in a high speed blender or food processor.
Move the mixture onto a sheet of non stick parchment paper, cover with another sheet and roll into a flat rectangle, approximately 8mm in height.
Refrigerate for one hour. Cut into small rectangles, about 40mm x 12cm and wrap individually in parchment paper, twisting the sides closed.
Keep refrigerated for a super chewy sweet.