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Sujon Smoothie bowl

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant powder

ž cup Orange or apple juice

Fruit toppings –  Sujon’s blueberries and a kiwifruit!

Coconut flakes (add as a topping for an extra crunch!)

Chia seeds – for added topping

Method:

Blend the Sujon Blackcurrant powder and juice in a blender until smooth

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Hi, I’m Colin Stuart, The Blackcurrant Man from Nelson, New Zealand. Just thought i’d let you in on our little secret… Now, it is well known that blackcurrants have so much healthy goodness packed inside; with more antioxidants and Vitamin C than any other fruit or vegetable, blackcurrants really are their own nutritional powerhouse!

But, what if we told you we know someone who has managed to package all this sunshine goodness, so you can benefit all year round? It’s called Sujon Blackcurrant Powder and it’s made in Nelson, New Zealand by the company Sujon. A well established berry fruit company, Sue and John Gibb founded the company over 30 years ago and they branded it ‘Sujon’ after their two names.

When you take Sujon Blackcurrant Powder, one of the main benefits you’ll find is that it increases your blood flow. With increased blood flow you can absorb extra oxygen into your working joints and muscles. This also helps with any joint or muscle pain, aiding muscle recovery, which is a reason why a lot of elite athletes around the world are using Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.

So when it comes to your wellness for everyday and in sport, this little beauty – Sujon Blackcurrant Powder is something to have in your cupboard all year round. You can purchase Sujon Blackcurrant powder directly from Sujon here and it helps to know they’re currently offering free shipping worldwide.

Yours in health,

Colin Stuart- The Blackcurrant Man.

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This delicious Berry Chia Jam was made by Elite Athletes- Annika Pfitzinger and Hamish Carson of New Zealand… Thanks guys!

I’m super excited that we can share this recipe with you all, as its very versatile and tasty, without the refined sugar! It can be used as a scrumptious spread on bread, scones or muffins… whichever takes your fancy 😀

Chia jamIngredients 

2tbsp chia seeds
1 cup frozen Sujon frozen berries-slightly defrosted
1tsp Sujon Blackcurrant powder
Juice of half a lemon
1tsp honey or maple syrup

Directions

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, crushing berries slightly. Adjust lemon juice and maple syrup to taste. Leave for 1-2 hrs in the fridge to allow the seeds to absorb the liquid and thicken the jam.

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge and the jam will last about one week. If you don’t think you will use it all up within a week, you could freeze the jam into ice cube trays for single use.

…It also goes great with cashew cream on banana bread!

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Quinoa (pronounced ‘Keen-wa’) is a complete protein and fantastic wheat-free alternative. It is one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. It is also high in fibre, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.

Quinoa porridge with berries and spices is a fantastic way to start your day!

Quinoa Breakfast

Cooked Quinoa with blueberries, almonds and spices. The perfect start to your chilly winter morning.

  • 1/4 cup quinoa (makes 1 cup cooked)
  • 1  cup milk (can be non-dairy)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp citrus zest
  • A pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen berry mix (My current fav is raspberries & blueberries, but whatever you have will work) &/or 1 tspn Sujon Blackcurrant Powder
  • 2 Tbsp of your fav nuts or seeds
  • Dash of sweetener such as Maple Syrup or honey

Put quinoa, milk and water in pot and bring to boil; then turn down to simmer and add spices, vanilla extract and citrus zest. Cook until quinoa is soft. Throw frozen berries in for a few minutes to soften.

Sweeten to taste and sprinkle over pumpkin seeds.

Enjoy! If you try this recipe at home, snap a photo and tag #LOVEberries so we can see your beautiful creations.

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blackProfessor Mark Willems visited Sujon as part of a tour of the NZ Blackcurrant industry. Prof Willems is using Sujon blackcurrant powder for a number of sports-based research projects in 2016. For a summary of his 2015 work check out our website: http://www.sujonpowder.com/latestresearch.htm

Our Sujon powder is also being used in an MBIE-funded NZ-Japan Joint 3 year research programme looking at the potential of blackcurrant phytonutrients to assist in glycation. This research could have huge relevance for metabolic syndrome and diabetes!

GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR FROZEN SUJON® BERRIES - Another sujon.co.nz articleOur Sujon frozen berries continue to be the market leader in NZ and we’re proud of the one-to-one relationships we have developed with our grower-suppliers.

 

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From left: Emma Grant (Professional Cyclist), Michelle Manson (Sujon), Sue and John Gibb (Sujon), Anneke Jenkins, NZ Triathlete, and Javier Gomez (Spanish Triathlete)

…And to all those athletes around the world who use our Sujon powder under a non-Disclosure Agreement: we understand why and CONGRATULATIONS on your individual and team achievements in 2015: we’re proud you trust us and our product and that in some small way we are part of your successes.

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From Dr Mark Willems, Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester – Presented at The Blackcurrants NZ Conference, August 2015.

Take Home Facts from Recent Trials – Blackcurrants & Sport

1. New Zealand Blackcurrants improved time by 2.4% in a 16.1 km cycling time-trial performance.

Accepted for publication June 2015 –Cook et al, European Journal of Applied Physiology
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2. New Zealand Blackcurrants increased ‘fat oxidisation’ aka ‘burning fat’ by 27% at exercise intensity of 65% when cycling. (show cycling pic)

Accepted for publication June 2015 – Cook et al, European Journal of Applied Physiology

another sujonpowder.com article

Got some unwanted fat? Take Sujon New Zealand Blackcurrant Powder and get cycling!

3. Sujon New Zealand blackcurrant powder resulted in a complete shift of the lactate curve which you normally only get from months & months of endurance training. This complete shift was a 14% decrease in lactate, as shown in graph below.

Accepted for publication March 2015 – Willems et al., International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

 another sujonpowder.com article

4. In a repeated sprints study, New Zealand blackcurrants improved sprinting distance by 11%.

Accepted for publication March 2015, Perkins et al., International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolismanother sujonpowder.com article

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New Zealand Blackcurrants were only taken for a 7 day period in all of Prof Willems trials. The dose was 6gm of Sujon Blackcurrant Sport powder.

The Question Professor Willems now wants to answer is what is the optimal dosing of New Zealand Blackcurrants in Sports performance?

“Endurance and team sport athletes may consider intake of New Zealand blackcurrant to beneficially enhance training practice, performance and recovery.”

– Dr Mark Willems, Professor in Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester.

Research on Blackcurrants and Sport So Far
Before 1995 therhits.1jpge were virtually no scientific papers on anthocyanins that are also present in blackcurrants. From 1995 – 2015 we see an explosion of study with nearly 6748 scientific papers on anthocyanins alone, as shown below.
And the studies on ‘Anthocyanins’ and ‘Exercise’ were zero until sometime after 1995. We have still only a mere 23 scientific papers up to 2015, of which only a handful on the effects of blackcurrant.hits

Studies at the University of Chichester were the first on effects of New Zealand blackcurrant during exercise.

So we can see that while we now have good handle on blackcurrants and their health benefits; we are only beginning to fully understand, as scientists and sports-people, the true benefits of blackcurrants in sport.

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The benefits are numerous, Chia seed one of the most powerful foods imaginable is said to increase brain power and body strength.

Another Sujon.co.nz article - Chia an ancient Superfood RECIPEThe following recipe  makes approx. 2 litres and lasts a week. It’s used by Clifton boxers Nat Stuart and Dawn Dickey before and after training and they say it really helps with their energy levels and recovery.

RECIPE (So simple!)

1/2 cup Chia Seeds

3 cups water

6 Tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant Powder Supplement

 

DIRECTIONS

Mix half a cup of Chia Seeds with 3 cups of water and leave in fridge to set, mix 6 Tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant Powder with warm water to make a smooth paste and then mix paste with Chia seeds, keep in fridge. A nutritional feed when you need ;D

Several top Kiwi athletes and teams are already using Sujon as well as overseas professionals. Many of these athletes have been drug tested and all results have been negative.

NZ Blackcurrants are packed with phytochemicals which Scientists believe have the potential to affect several diseases and have strong anti-inflammatory effects and are a strong aid for muscle recovery.

Some scientists now believe phytochemicals from berries and plants are the only true natural aid to muscle recovery that you can get… Well Sujon blackcurrant powder tops it in the phytochemicals so it may be the only naturally effective aid out there, what do you think?

George Bennett, NZ Pro Road Cyclist - A Sujon Blackcurrant Powder taker.

George Bennett, NZ Pro Road Cyclist – A Sujon Blackcurrant Powder taker.

Alex Jordon NZ 400m Champion. Another Sujon Blackcurrant Powder taker

Alex Jordon NZ 400m Champion. Another Sujon Blackcurrant Powder taker

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New research shows that increased intakes of anthocyanins (the antioxidant pigments from Fruit & veges) may reduce blood vessel hardening and improve overall heart health.

The intakes of anthocyanins associated witht these findings could be incorporated into your daily diet by eating two serves of berries a day or 2 heaped teaspoons of Sujon powder, which is packed with anthocyanins.

Source: Amercial Journal of Clinical Nutrition 10.3945/ajcn.112.042036. “Higher anthocyanin intake is associated with lower arterial stiffness and central. Blood pressure in women”

The chicken doesn’t look pretty but it goes really tender, maybe something to do with the blackcurrant powder? And tastes YUM.

Ingredients 

4 Tbspns Cornflour

2 teaspoons Sujon Blackcurrant Powder

400 grams Chicken

1 Red Pepper, chopped

half Head brocolli, chopped

A bit of Cabbage, chopped

Directions

  1. Mix cornflour and blackcurrant powder together in a bag and throw sliced chicken in to coat.
  2. Cook in wok with a bit of oil until lightly browned.
  3. Throw in veges and cook until tender.

Bon appetit 🙂

PS: We haven’t tried it with red meat yet. So if you like try the above recipe, by replacing the chicken with red meat and let us know how you get on!