Scientists are mustering their prowess in adding muscle to existing blackcurrants with a view to making them a storehouse of Vitamin-C , which will reflect in nutritive fruit beverages. The Scottish Crop Research Institute in Dundee has zeroed in on how Vitamin C is manufactured in the blackcurrant bushes, so that they could look at innovating the process for a better yield. This study costing about £1.2m will endeavor to enhance the quality of fruit and vitamins by changing starch reserves on the plant. SCRI team leader Dr Robert Hancock said "Vitamin C is vital to tissue growth and repair and gives a big boost to the immune system, but because it dissolves in water the body cannot store it. We need to eat vitamin C-rich food every day, but people just do not get enough. Blackcurrants contain more vitamin C than oranges, so boosting that even further can only be a good thing." << Emergency Heart Patients Do Better With Invasive Approach Risk Of Death Increased In Children Of Mothers Subjected To ... >> Recommended Reading Vitamin C / Ascorbic acid - Why are supplements beneficial? Research has pointed the manifold benefit of increased intake of fresh fruits and vegetables which can even lower the incidences of cancer READ MORE Acai Berry - Does It Really Work? Although acai berry is a nutritious food, it is the hype that is wrongly making it a magic fruit. READ MORE Most Popular on Medindia Hearing Loss Calculator Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Blood - Sugar Chart More News on: Acai Berry - Does It Really Work?