The low down on antioxidants

The term ‘antioxidant’ has become a popular buzzword among health circles in recent years. If you pick up a health magazine, chances are you will read that eating foods containing antioxidants are good for our health. But what exactly are they? Why do we need them?  And where do we get them? Free Radicals –…

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How to defrost your frozen fruits?

When defrosting, we recommend you put the frozen fruit into another container and leave it in the fridge to thaw overnight. Why not just defrost in the Sujon bag?   Because our bags have special breather holes in them to maintain quality;  the natural juices can drip out when thawing straight in the pack. Turn your container…

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What is a boysenberry?

Having just finished another boysenberry season that has produced a superb crop and with giving availability of fresh boysenberries through the supermarkets we are frequently asked what exactly is a boysenberry and how did it get to be called this? Boysenberry from a Sujon perspective is an incredibly important fruit as (John and Sue Gibb)…

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Why go rainbow?

The best general advice seems to be ‘go rainbow’: make sure your diet has plenty of colour and variety. Because what we now know is that the pigments creating those natural colours in foods signal protective compounds in the foods that are probably good for us as well. Eating the colours of the rainbow with…

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Colour Me Purple & Do Me Good!

Sujon blackcurrant whole berries and Sujon blackcurrant powder is being used in scientific trials in NZ, Japan and the UK. Much of that research has now been published in highly respected scientific journals and those trials are suggesting potential health values in the blackcurrant. So what’s it all about? We think the answer is in…

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UK-based research suggests that Sujon Blackcurrant Powder shows promise for supporting healthy blood sugar balance.

In a previous Blog, I profiled one of the global blackcurrant industry’s most respected researchers, Prof Mark Willems, of the University of Chichester in the United Kingdom. Although most of Prof Willems work has focussed on blackcurrants and exercise physiology his latest published work looks at NZ Blackcurrant powder and support for healthy Blood sugar…

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