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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


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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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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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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WW11 fighter pilots ate bilberry preserves to enhance their night vision. Blackcurrants contain even higher levels of similar compounds found in bilberries.

Blackcurrants upclose with ends      The diets of our forebears were filled with fruits, berries such as blackcurrants, vegetables and meat. While our knowledge and understanding of our health has certainly come a long way, our cave dwelling compatriots were right about one thing – berries. Long established folklore dating back many centuries records that berries were used for their claimed medicinal benefits in alleviating a wide variety of health conditions from sore throats, to cardiovascular conditions, relief of eye strain, cancers, benefits in the onset of aging conditions and even in the treatment of urinary infections. While such claims are being increasingly subjected to careful on-going scientific investigation and scrutiny, there are increasing reports to suggest very real health benefits can arise from consuming berry fruit.

Sue and John in Factory being filmed for Japan campaign

SPREADING THE WORD: Sujon Managing Director John Gibb and Sue Gibb filmed in their Factory for a media campaing in Japan.

Reported benefits around Blackcurrants having a positive impact on eye health and vision is not surprising due to earlier claims that WW11 fighter pilots in the British Royal Air Force (RAF) regularly consumed bilberry preserves because they enhanced their night vision. Blackcurrants contain similar compounds to bilberries but in higher levels. This led to international researchers investigating whether Blackcurrants do have a substantive effect on eyesight. They were excited to find out that Blackcurrants assist eyesight in several ways:

  • Improve eyesight focus
  • Help adapt eyes to darkness
  • Improve blood circulation

This is just the beginning for the humble berry and now further possible health benefits relating to Blackcurrant are being investigated including: Control of diabetes, Prevention of memory loss and slowing down the effects of ageing and disease.

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GOODAMIT MERV looks like I’m on blackcurrant powder for life.

—–Original Message—–

From: Hugh Roberts
Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 1:49 PM
To: Merv Randle Email
Subject: Blackcurrant Powder


It looks like I’m on blackcurrant powder for life. BP has dropped and is now absolutely normal for someone with type 2 diabetes. Blood sugar levels have dropped 10 points. The doc asked what I have done to cause this, I said I take blackcurrant powder, he said, sorry, never heard of it. I said I was told that it would lower my blood pressure and blood sugar levels. He said who told you that, I said the bloke that sold it to me. Anyway he made a note of it to google later but the proof is in the results.
The practice nurse didn’t realise I had an appointment with the doc and rang Gwenda this morning all excited when she saw the test results.
Thank HL for the milk shake lollies, I hope they are sugar free…


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WARNING: This is GOOD for your health!

Rich in minerals, vitamins & antioxidants not only can this be used as a treat, it also makes for guilt-free snacking any day.

The following makes a lot of chocolate (150 pieces) so if you want less, just halve it &/or halve it again 🙂


250gm raw cacao butter

125gm raw cacao powder

400 gm dates

3 Tbsp Sujon blackcurrant powder



Put dates and melted cacao butter into food processor and process on a high speed until a smooth paste is formed. Add cacao powder and black current powder to date mix and process until well combined. Pour into a large baking paper lined swiss roll tin and spread evenly using the back of a large metal spoon to flatten the mixture. Allow to set. Turn out and cut into small squares. Makes approx. 150 pieces.

This is a great sport performance food recipe for pre-workout, mid-workout, for muscle recovery post workout, or snack food for just whenever you feel the need for a chocolate fix.

Recipe kindly supplied by Mana Natural Health, 99 St Andrews Road Plimmerton Wellington

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RowerHave you just finished a workout and want to have the best post-workout supplement and performance food available? Here’s a very tasty way to enjoy Sujon Blackcurrant Powder & frozen berries while recovering from exercise. It doesn’t matter if the banana isn’t frozen but it does make it nice and cool 🙂 Also, i you haven’t got flax seed or chia on hand, you can always use a handful of nuts and can also sub kale for any other green leafy veges you have in the garden.


1 frozen banana

1 cup Sujon Mixed Frozen Berries

½ cup kale leaves

¼ cup water

1 tsp ground flax seed

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1 tsp Sujon Blackcurrant powder

1tsp cinnamon


Combine all ingredients together and blend until smooth and enjoy.


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1. Mixed with cold or hot water
2. Mixed into a smoothie
3. Mixed with yoghurt
4. Mixed with your favourite juice
5. Sprinkled on your breakfast cereal
6. Use as a flavouring or colouring when baking
AND….7. Sprinkle on your partners tummy and lick off!

What’s your fav way to take it? Let us know in the comments box below…

Some keen Sujon Sport Powder takers…

Sujon Blackcurrants are the berries of Champions and Sujon a Champion of the global blackcurrant industry says the International Blackcurrant Association!

In a world first, an elite national sports team has adopted a Blackcurrant powder as part of its training programme. The Netherlands Elite National Triathlon 2011 team is now using the Sujon blackcurrant powder as part of its training programme and build-up for Olympic qualification. The special formulation if the result of 4 years research and development for the Nelson-Golden Bay based company Sujon Berryfruits. Although the Sujon powder has an affinity with most sports codes international triathletes in particular are adopting it for the high stress the sport’s three disciplines puts on the human body.

New Zealand-based Dutch Sports Medicine practitioner and coach, Dr John Hellemans is contracted to the Dutch National Triathlete team. Dr Hellemans was responsible for a four month training session with the team based in New Zealand. After carrying out an assessment of the science, Dr Hellemans trialled the team on the Sujon blackcurrant powder:

“These athletes place themselves under tremendous physiological stress….includes training in an hypoxic (altitude) environment…the recovery process is paramount…the Sujon blackcurrant powder is natural and safe…the athletes responded favourably to the initial trial…some of the key athletes within the programme won’t (now) train without it,” says Dr Hellemans.

The 2011 Netherlands National Triathlon Elite team became the first national sports team in the world to use a natural Blackcurrant powder as part of their training programme. The powder, developed by New Zealand company, Sujon Berryfruits, assists recovery from physiological stress after training.

Blackcurrants have traditionally been used for cold remedy (based on high Vitamin C content) but the phenomenal purple polyphenols that create blackcurrants legendary colour brilliance also seem responsible for a whole range of physiological function support and especially for recovery after high stress sport training.

But not all blackcurrants are the same and not all powders are the same. Sujon’s powder is developed from a specific cultivar of blackcurrants grown in an area of New Zealand that has the highest average sunshine hours and intense UV light, coupled with high day-night temperature variation during key parts of the growing season. The high UV light causes the blackcurrants to produce high levels of polyphenols for protection of their own DNA. High day-night temperature differences help lock that increased polyphenol content in the berries.

The Sujon blackcurrant powder and its potential to help sportspeople was recognised at the International Blackcurrant Association Conference in Netherlands in May this year with Sujon declared one of the emerging innovation champions of the global blackcurrant industry. 

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We spoke with Daniel Buckingham – Wheel Black Representative for New Zealand. He gave us his opinion on our Sujon Blackcurrant Powder…

“Competing around the world and representing New Zealand for ten years with the Wheel Blacks, I have put my shoulders through a lot of pain! Turning 30 last year was a bit of a wakeup call…. I still have the passion to perform at the top, but I was noticing it was taking me longer to recover from training sessions. I realised I needed to be proactive about looking after my body, not only to continue to excel, but to make sure my shoulders will keep me moving for the rest of my life. Sujon Blackcurrant powder is allowing my training to keep up with my work ethic and I’m waking up every day feeling good”.

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