Doctor's Note

For more on raisins:
Garlic and Raisins to Prevent Premature Birth
Raisins vs. Jelly Beans for Athletic Performance
Better Than Goji Berries
Plant-Based Diets: Dental Health

And check out my other videos on antioxidants

For more context, check out my associated blog posts: Stool Size and Breast Cancer Risk and Amla: Indian gooseberries vs. cancer, diabetes, and cholesterol.

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on antioxidants. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Aren’t currants made from, well, currants (ie. some sort of Ribes)? I always thought (apparently mistakenly) that they were.

  • Crider

    Zante currants also taste the best, too. Wikipedia says this cultivar is so old, that Pliny the Elder wrote about it in 75 AD. Comes from the island of Zakynthos. If you ever find them fresh, buy them!

  • I found this article which nicely describes the difference between raisins, currants (actually a type of raisin) and black currants. I have nothing to do with the site, just thought I’d post that for info.

  • GeminiRat

    This video is sorely in need of an update. “Currants” is a misnomer as applied to dried champagne grapes. Dr Greger, it is highly recommended that you compare the true currants – black currants, to raisins even to the highly touted cranberry. Black currants are reportedly much higher in anti oxidants than both raisins and cranberries…