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Recent research has shown that juices and extracts from the NZ Blackadder variety of blackcurrant contains Mono-amine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s) which is why it is thought to be useful in protecting and supporting healthy brain function. But these same inhibitors (found in some anti-depressants) can interfere with certain medications so people being treated for conditions such as Parkinson’s or depression should consult their medical professional before consuming any Blackadder variety blackcurrant juices or extracts. Sujon Berryfruits Frozen blackcurrant berries and Blackcurrant Powders contain no Blackadder juice or by-product. Sujon uses only NZ-grown Ben Ard blackcurrants in its product range but Sujon Berryfruits does recommend that if you are on any MAOI medication the safest approach is to avoid taking any blackcurrant product until you have discussed the matter with your medical professional.

2016 Highlights: 

  • Sujon Berryfruits New Zealand’s Number One Frozen Retail Berry Brand.
  • Sujon’s pioneering sport research continues to result in some wonderful news for global athletes.
  • Sujon welcomes top NZ food industry execs Bob Major and John Molyneux to Sujon’s governance and management team: Bob as Chairman and John as CEO.
  • Our best Christmas berry recipe ever!

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  • Sujon was the pioneer of national frozen berry production and marketing in NZ. Sourcing and producing best-berries will always be our core business so we were thrilled that: Sujon is the Number One NZ retail frozen fruit brand in NZ supermarkets (Source: Aztec MAT NZ retail statistics July 2016).
  • The team at Sujon Berryfruits pioneered the world’s first research into the use of blackcurrants for sports stamina and sport recovery. Over the years that pioneering research has resulted in some amazing research being done by top world scientists in their fields. This year Professor Mark Willems and his team in the UK had their research on sports recovery using NZ blackcurrants published in ‘The Sport and Exercise Scientist’ (Full research paper here). Professor Willems and Sujon Berryfruits have worked together on a number of projects; in 2015 Prof Willems came to Nelson to visit the team that started the global “blackcurrant-sport research concept” and review his work with us. Expect more blackcurrant research to be published in 2017.
  • With all these things happening, we realised we needed help to capture the potential of our work to date and continue to create jobs for our staff and increased market opportunities for our growers. And so, this year, we were thrilled to have Bob Major join the company as Chairman and John Molyneux as CEO. Bob has an amazing background as Chairman or Director for a number of highly entrepreneurial NZ exporting companies and John Molyneux as a very successful consultant for high-tech R&D for food producer groups. The depth of knowledge these two bring to our team means we really can continue our goal to be a world leader in creating global demand for New Zealand berry-based consumer products.
  • And our recipe pick for you to enjoy this Christmas has been a favourite of ours for some years: a Christmas Mince Pie created for us that makes a truly unique kiwi-flavour: a delectable easy-to-bake sweet pie that can be enjoyed hot or cold, at the dinner table or out on a kiwi picnic! (Recipe here)
A Safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
From the Sujon Team.


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sujon team and athletes pic  Anneke, Gomez, Emma

Perfect for training & general wellness. Elite Cyclist – Emma Grant, Elite Triathlete, NZ – Anneke Jenkins, 5x Triathlon World Champ, Spain – Javi Gomez Noya are just some of the people that love taking Sujon Blackcurrant Powder as part of the training regime.

A lot of people have been asking exactly what is the nutritional makeup of the Sujon blackcurrant powder? And how does it compare to other food sources?

With 22 x’s the Vitamin C of oranges, 5.8 x’s the anthocyanin levels of Blueberries, 139 x’s the  antioxidant levels of Cranberry; Sujon Blackcurrant Powder is a nutritional powerhouse!

Take a look below for a detailed breakdown of the Sujon Blackcurrant Powder.


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Sujon blackcurrant powder, per 1 tspn (6g):

*48.9 mg Vitamin C

773 antioxidant activity

*134 mg anthocyanins


Per 100g Pack of Sujon blackcurrant powder:

*815 mg Vitamin C

12881 antioxidant activity (from excel doc)

*2224 mg anthocyanins


Comparing Sujon Blackcurrant Powder to other fruits:

  1. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has 22 x’s the Vitamin C of oranges and 8.76 x’s the Vitamin C of Kiwifruit.
  2. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has 5.76 x’s the anthocyanin levels of Blueberries, 16 x’s that of Cranberries and 18 x’s that of cherries
  3. Sujon Blackcurrant powder has the 139 x’s the  antioxidant levels of Cranberry,  207 x’s antioxidant level of plums, 208 x’s the antioxidant level of Blueberries, 245 x’s the antioxidant level of Blackberries


Your RDI for Vitamin C

**RDI Vitamin C is 45mg/day.

  1. With 1 tspn of Sujon Blackcurrant powder giving you 48.9mg of Vitamin C this gives you your RDI which is 45mg/day



^Oranges, whole have 36mg Vit C/100g, blackcurrants, (whole fruit, not freeze-dried) have 160mg Vit C/100g


*Cawthron Institute S35082-1 Antioxidant activity (Orac assay) Dr Carolyn Lister et al

**Nutrient Reference Value for Australia & NZ

^Plant & Food NZ 2014


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This Cobbler not only tastes sensational, it’s a great preventative for the winter cold & Flu! Why?. Because New Zealand blackcurrants have 4 x’s the vitamin C of oranges and more antioxidants than blueberries, goji and acai berries… So, go on & get baking… It’s a MUCH better plan than opting for the flu shot, don’t you think! 🙂

Serves 8

Berry & Apple Mixture:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons corn-starch
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 cups Sujon Blackcurrants
  • 2 cups diced apples
  • 1/8 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Batter topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk

1.     Preheat oven to 1800c.
2.    Place the blackcurrants, apples, sugar and water in a pan, bring to boil and simmer for 10-15 mins.
3.    Mix the corn-starch with a little water and add to the fruit. Stir until slightly thickened. Pour into 20cm baking dish.
4.     Prepare the batter by mixing all of the batter ingredients together and whisking until smooth.
5.     Drop the batter over the berry mixture.
6.     Bake for 25-30 minutes.
7.     Serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream.

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This is just the best cheesecake recipe!

Gluten Free Version: To make this recipe gluten free, it’s simple – just make sure to buy gluten free biscuits. If you like ginger, I’ve tried the gluten free ginger nuts and they taste great in the cheesecake.

TIP: If you want to be uber organized and make this in advance, you can freeze the cheesecake by wrapping in a double layer of glad wrap and a layer of foil – it will freeze for up to 4 weeks.

White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake


  • 200g chocolate biscuit crumbs
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 360 grams cream cheese
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 10 g gelatine powder/granules dissolved in 50 ml boiling water, cooled
  • 250 g white chocolate, melted
  • 200 ml Double cream, lightly whipped (best is ‘Lewis Road’ it’s organic- so no additive & stocked at most supermarkets)
  • 150 g frozen *raspberries (do not defrost)
  • 200 g fresh *raspberries
  • icing sugar, to dust
  • 1/2 cup berry jam melted with 2 tbsp boiling water

* You can use any of your favourite berries here. For example, strawberries work great as well.


  1. Combine the biscuit crumbs and butter and press into the base of a greased 20 cm spring form tin.
  2. Beat the cream cheese and lemon rind using an electric mixer until smooth. Stir in the gelatine mixture and chocolate until smooth, then fold in the cream and frozen raspberries.
  3. Pour the filling on to the prepared crumb base and refrigerate for 3 hours or until set. Just before eating, decorate with raspberries, pour some of the melted jam over and dust with icing sugar.


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NO FUSS… Ice cream made in your blender… DAIRY FREEblueberry icecream dairy free 🙂

SERVES: One large serving, or two small servings.

2 bananas, sliced and frozen overnight or several hours
1/2- 1 cup frozen blueberries (You can swap this out for virtually any berry that takes your fancy!) Find your nearest Sujon stockist here (Blackcurrants, Strawberries, Mixed Berries, Raspberries, Boysenberries, Cranberries…)
2 teaspoons honey

Combine all three ingredients in the blender and blend, until creamy.
Make sure all is combined so its thick and smooth… and of course creamy!
Needs to be eaten right away.


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By Shirley Otton, Tournament Director, Nelson, New Zealand.

Nerves & excitement all round at the start of the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

We are ready for action!

We had a fantastic weekend of golf with great weather reflecting in some good scores.

With 68 players in the field on Saturday and 45 on Sunday there was a good spirit about with everyone having a good time and everything going to plan.

The Sujon Boysenberry juice in the Wendy House at the 15th went down a treat. It was light and refreshing in the hot conditions and just the tonic to calm their nerves and excitement at the chance of winning a car if they holed in one.

It was nice to experience their excitement, but unfortunately, no one holed in one.

The Sujon Frozen berries in the novelty hole prizes were well received, with ladies keen to use them when they got home for a dessert or even make their own juice.

Thank you so much to Sujon Berries for your support and sponsorship.

Frozen berries up for grabs at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

Sujon frozen berries up for grabs at the Nelson Women’s Golf Classic 2016 #LoveBerries

Have a break, have a Sujon blackcurrant powder drink- Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

Have a break, have a Sujon boysenberry drink!

Hole in one and WIN this car at the Nelson Womens Golf Classic 2016

The Hole in one to WIN this car created some excitement!

Ladies quenching their thirst with Sujon Blackcurrant Powder Drink at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016

The ladies quenching their thirst with a Sujon Boysenberry drink, YUM!

Refreshments at the Nelson Women's Golf Classic 2016 Nelson

Sujon refreshments keeping the ladies going strong 🙂


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The ‘Everyday Berry Smoothie’ is healthy and tasty, morning or night. It’s the perfect way to finish or start the day with Sujon Berry Fruit.

Serves 1


1 cups of Sujon frozen berries of your choicepink smoothie with blackcurrant - another article
1/2 cup natural sweetened yoghurt (can add 1/2 cup of your chosen milk to substitute this)
1/2 cup of milk (dairy, coconut or rice)
1 banana
1 teaspoon Sujon Blackcurrant Powder Direct
1 tablespoon Flax Seed oil (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a blender and serve.

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Below you will find some Top Tips to planting your very own bumper crop!

  1.   Plant boysenberries in free draining soil from June to August.
  2.   Boysenberries are best planted in a sunny sheltered spot.
  3.   Feed regularly with seaweed foliage sprays & liquid fish fertilisers.
  4.   Cut off the old canes in winter as new ones will grow.
  5.   Water plants daily from when they start to flower and all through summer.Boysenberries


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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:

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 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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