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White layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

¼ cup coconut cream

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Purple Layer:

2 cups desiccated coconut

1/2 cup coconut butter (melted)

1/2 cup coconut cream

2 tablespoons Sujon Blackcurrant powder

2 tsp vanilla

2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey

Pinch of salt

Desiccated coconut for sprinkling on top


For the white layer: In a blender whiz the coconut until it becomes a fine powder, you may have to stop and scrap down the sides and whiz again. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until all combined.

Place the mixture into about an 8 inch slice tin lined with baking paper. Press down with the base of a cup (or something with a flat surface) to ensure it is firm and even into the tin. Set it aside in the freezer while you make the purple layer.

For the purple layer: Use the same directions as above just adding the purple layer ingredients (more coconut cream and Sujon’s Black currant powder).

Take the white layer out of the freezer and press the purple layer evenly over the top. Let it set in the freezer about 20-30 minutes and then take it out, cutting it into even squares. Keep it in an airtight container in the fridge.

Makes: approx 12-14 pieces, depending how big you want them!

Preparation: 30-35min

Setting time: 20-30min


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.”

You can purchase SuJon Blackcurrant powder online at

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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New Zealand blackcurrants contain the highest levels of anthocyanins than any other variety grown in the world. This is due to high intensity natural UV light, a pristine environment, perfect growing conditions and unique varieties, which combine to make New Zealand blackcurrants the richest source of blackcurrant polyphenolic compounds available.

Research now indicates a key support role for anthocyanins, the polyphenolic class found in blackcurrant fruit, in metabolic and physiological processes essential to health well being and an active longevity.

These include…
• At the cellular level – inhibitors of oxidative stress and DNA damage, key elements in the onset of cardiovascular disease, cancer and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsons’s and Alzheimer’s.

• In brain function – enhanced cognitive performance, short term memory and neurogenesis.

• In eye function – reducing eye lens opacity, visual fatigue and enhancing visual performance including acuteness in night vision.

• In cardiovascular function- supporting blood flow via a vasodilation response improving blood circulation to peripheral muscles, reducing muscle fatigue and the onset of soreness during and post exercise.

Not only are New Zealand blackcurrants a natural source of blackcurrant polyphenols available they also outperform acai, goji, pomegranate, grape seed, pine bark, bilberry and blueberry in anti oxidant potency.

You can now buy blackcurrants in a convenient powder form online from

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