Scientists have been making incredible new discoveries – and not in foods of the future, but in those staples we eat every day. Plant and Food Research scientists share eight exciting insights.

Blackcurrants: berry good for athletes

New Zealand blackcurrants can motivate us to exercise. Photo / File
New Zealand blackcurrants can motivate us to exercise. Photo / File

Kiwi-grown blackcurrants are great for your brain and, as a recent study found, they also happen to help you work out.

New Zealand blackcurrants contain a combination of anthocyanins not found in other berries or blackcurrants grown elsewhere.

Studies by Plant & Food Research scientists have found that, after consuming a time-dependent 120mg dose of anthocyanins from the little dark purple berries, they

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