Though relatively new to North America, these unique berries have long been celebrated in Japan and Russia. Noted for their remarkable taste, nutritional value, and therapeutic properties, Haskap offer incredible health benefits that will undoubtedly capture the attention of North American consumers.
Haskap berries contain higher levels of total phenolics than wild lowbush blueberries and Saskatoon berries. In addition to their extremely high antioxidant capacity (exceeding blueberries), Haskap are very high in Vitamin C and contain high levels of potassium, Vitamin A and dietary fibre. Research continues into the beneficial components of these super berries and suggests that Haskap possess anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, provide cardiovascular benefits, and may even maintain cancer-fighting properties.