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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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Dawn Chalmers - 7 times NZ Boxing Champ is very impressed with Sujon's Blackcurrant powder

Dawn Chalmers – 7 times New Zealand Boxing Champion and aiming to box at the 2012 Olympics, has become an advocate of drinking a glass or two a day and is convinced that it is helping her training and recovery. Now there is a body of research that suggests blackcurrants is one of the best fruits for us and even good for race horses.

Being a physio as well, Dawn gets a lot of ‘potions & lotions’ to trial, and she’s taken blackcurrants in a concentrated powder form for three months and admits that she was initially doubtful they would do any good; but is very impressed with the results. Dawn said “Normally when you’re boxing with such intensity and high velocity with your punches, I get quite sore the following day, but with the blackcurrant powder its surprising how good I feel to train the next day and back it up”. Dawn is good, she’s just beaten an Aussie champ in a division above herself and she trains hard. Dawn also said “it’s cool cause its natural to and so easy to take”.

Scientist Greg Clarke- Suggests blackcurrants can have benefits for all of us.

According to a scientists who have tested blackcurrants on other athletes, Dawn is not imagining the benefits. For 2 years Scientist Greg Clarke has been testing the berries on anything from horses to basketballers to see if they improved performance and the evidence is sugggests they do. Doctor Greg Clarke said “I think one of the key things to this is the better blood flow into the working muscles. So you’re getting more oxygenated blood to those working muscles, you’re getting better clearing of the toxins produced during physical exercise”.

Dawn in training for the 2012 Olympics.

The blackcurrant has always been regarded as a superfruit, high in antioxidants and Vitamin C and scientists have worked out why they appear to have such health benefits. The reason the blackcurrant is so good for us is in its intense, deep colour. That colour is caused by a pigment in the skin known as anthocyanins and they’re believed to be responsible for increasing oxygen flow in the body. Greg Clarke said “Any berry or fruit that is coloured in purples or reds, its usually got a very high concentration of the anthocyanins in it. They appear to be a crucial part to the physiological effect of what we’ve been talking about.” And Greg says it’s not just high performance athletes who can benefit from it, he may have tested it on sports achievers, but the Japanese trialled them on typists and they too performed better and had better recovery, suggesting he says that they can have benefits for all of us… “If you want to look at what it can do for the population in general, particulary in New Zealand when there’s a high rate of diabetes, cardiovascular problems as well, which are all associated with circulation”.

The boxer and the berry, both punching above their weight.

Reference: Taken from TVNZ video

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We met Joanna at the Christchurch Food Show last week and we are happy to hear she’s getting great results from our blackcurrant powder…

“Sujon Blackcurrant powder is invaluable. It has made a huge difference to my energy during training and also speed of muscle recovery and decreased muscle soreness after training. There has also been a noticeable decrease in visual strain from my computer screen. I will never be without this product again… Thanks again for providing such an outstanding product – the more people that understand the benefits the better, I am certainly encouraging our company to try it!” – Joanna Lumsden, Online Consultant – House of Travel, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Kelly summited NZ’s highest peak, Mount Cook in December 2009. She talks about her experience with the blackcurrant powder…

“The powder gave me the ability to train harder and longer for the climb… it helped me recover phenomenally quickly. I was stoked, following the climb that week I was out running, muscle fatigue was non-existent.”

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Dawn Chalmers – Sports Physiotherapist and NZ’s number one ranked female boxer has SuJon Blackcurrant powder in her corner…

“I noticed the great effects of Sujon Powder right from the first time I used it and I think this product really rocks. The high impact nature of competitive boxing often results in delayed-onset-muscle soreness (DOMS) and the Sujon powder really helps me combat this. I take one tea-spoon after training and feel great the next morning.

This powder really does what it says, tastes nice and I love that it is low in calories, convenient to use and available when ever I need it. It’s great to be able to recommend a natural, NZ made product to my patients including international and recreational athletes.

It is great to have the advantages of Sujon powder in my corner in my quest to qualify for the Olympics.”

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Nelson Giants player is on the juice and its helping him to be his best…

“I began taking the blackcurrant powder at the start of our preseason conditioning phase. I came to this phase in worse shape than usual, and was expecting stiffness and pain from the sessions to be worse than in previous years. In fact, I felt better in the mornings following training than I have in the past 10 years of preseason training. As well as decreased muscle stiffness and fatigue, I felt like I had more energy than in the past.

My physical training now involves a lot of power specific weight sessions, which are typically very jarring, and hard on the muscles and joints causing muscle pain in the next 2 days. Again my body feels better than ever, with minimal stiffness and muscle fatigue. It means I can train better day after day.

Sujon Blackcurrant is now a regular part of my pre-training and recovery regime, and it will be for the rest of my playing career.”

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Nelson Giants player Mike Fitchett uses Sujon Blackcurrant as a regular part of his pre-training and recovery regime.

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10th February 2010


Nelson family business, Sujon Berries, know better than most the many health benefits of berries. Sujon have a number of projects around delivering those benefits to consumers and have released one of these products to consumers this week – Blackcurrant powder which aids muscle recovery by reducing muscle fatigue and the onset of soreness during and after exercise.

“New independent research suggests that SuJon New Zealand Blackcurrants are the Number One SuperFruit in the world, being the highest antioxidant cultivated berry” says Michelle Gibb, Marketing Manager of SuJon Berries. On the back of this research SuJon developed their blackcurrants into a concentrated form that’s 100% natural and still contains the goodness of real fruit. They are very excited to now have this product called SuJon Blackcurrant Powder available to the market.

Being a natural product Sujon didn’t want to encapsulate it; the experience is about drinking the goodness and feeling good. Their feedback from clients has been extremely positive – Kelly Muirden who has just summited Mount Cook in December 2009 said “The blackcurrant powder gave me the ability to train harder and longer for the climb… it helped me recover phenomenally quickly. I was stoked, following the climb that week I was out running, muscle fatigue was non-existent.” “We guarantee you will feel better after taking our Blackcurrant powder; so confident in fact, that I offer a personal guarantee that no matter what your situation is; being a high performance athlete, someone dealing with a debilitating disease or someone who exercises casually that if you don’t feel better within 7 days of taking this product I’ll give you your money back” says John Gibb, Director of SuJon Berries.

Sujon’s Blackcurrant powder comes in a convenient shelf stable foil pack. “Packaging was important to retain the nutritional and functional values of the fruit. After 18 months of development we have launched with a product that we know from personal experience works. Only a teaspoon a day is required unless training hard or during an event when for full results we recommend you take it before and immediately after exercise in place of the usual daily recommended dose” says Bryce Lukes, General Manager of SuJon Berries.

Sujon Blackcurrant powder is available online at


Michelle Gibb
SuJon Berries Marketing Manager
Ph +64 (03) 546 4101or 027 422 9832

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