Black currants have boosted their healthy food status after research showed they can combat the deadly hospital superbug MRSA, reports The Daily Record.
The fruit is already recognized for helping to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and fight against heart disease and cancer.
Scientists discovered that special compounds found in black currants can stop MRSA growth. Other bacteria such as salmonella and listeria can also be stopped in their tracks.
The research was carried out by scientists from the Scottish Crop Research Institute, in Dundee, led by Derek Stewart, who said, “It is clear that the natural compounds found in blackcurrants show a diverse range of anti-microbial activities.”