It may not be as fashionable as its more exotic cousins but the humble blackcurrant is the healthiest fruit of all.
Research shows that the common or garden blackcurrant is more nutritious than other fruits, from home-grown apples and strawberries to tropical mangoes and bananas.
Blackcurrants also contain the highest levels of health-boosting antioxidants - natural compounds credited with the ability to stave off a range of illnesses from heart disease to cancer.
Researcher Dr Derek Stewart said his findings, which come amid a growing appetite for exotic berries, colourful juices and other superfoods, prove the British blackcurrant is the healthiest fruit of all.
Dr Stewart, who came to his conclusion after comparing the properties of 20 popular fruits, said: "The motivation for the research came from the huge publicity surrounding superfoods, coupled with lack of consumer knowledge.
"We wanted to find out which fruit came out on top.
"The combined beneficial composition and impact in health-related studies mean that blackcurrants can claim to be the number one superfruit."
Source - Daily Mail