One of the World's Healthiest Plants
The Haskap plant produces this powerful little berry. Thousands of these berries go into one bottle of Sweet Prairie Haskap juice.
Non-GMO and organically grown in the open Prairies, Canadian Haskap berries are rich in antioxidants, protein, vitamins and minerals.
The fight to survive in the harsh cold winters and short summers yields a berry rich in nutrients to maximize the odds of reproduction.
Haskap Antioxidant Power
Haskap Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC)
Haskap has an ORAC score much higher than most berries. 3x more antioxidants than blueberries.
Scientists isolate components in food, test their ability to neutralize free radicals (antioxidant power), and give them a score. This score is the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC).
In the beginning there was water. Essential for all areas of health. When free of impurities it is the original and still the best superfood. Haskap has very thin skin and has a higher percent of water. Water is the perfect zero-calorie beverage and a big part of Haskap juice.
A fancy word for plant chemicals. Overwhelming empirical evidence can readily be found with a simple Google search supporting the benefits of a balanced diet including ample plant based ingredients. Haskap berries and leaves are loaded with plant based benefits.
Haskap delivers a high ORAC score because of the abundance of polyphenols. In particular, flavonoids like anthocyanins, quercetin & phenolic acid. Haskap has been shown to have more anthocyanins than any other fruit. Polyphenols have many important health benefits.
Haskap contains Vitamin A, B, C and D. The Vitamin C content is significantly higher than other Vitamin C rich sources such as oranges, strawberries and raspberries. The high Vitamin C content of Haskap further enhances the antioxidant properties of this plant.
Haskap is rich in potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, manganese and magnesium. Potassium is one of the most important minerals in the body. It helps regulate fluid balance, muscle contractions and nerve signals. What's more, a high-potassium diet may help reduce blood pressure and water retention, protect against stroke and prevent osteoporosis and kidney stones.
Haskap carbohydrates are derived from monosaccharides, glucose and fructose which together accounted for more than 95% of the total natural plant sugars. Carbohydrates are your body's main source of energy: They help fuel your brain, kidneys, heart muscles, and central nervous system.
The Haskap berry is a rich source of fiber which is probably best known for its ability to prevent or relieve constipation. But foods containing fiber can provide other health benefits as well, such as helping to maintain a healthy weight and lowering your risk of diabetes, heart disease and some types of cancer.
Haskap berries (both skin and juice) are dark blue with low aroma. The taste delivers a fruity tangy zing with a good balance between tart and sweet. Haskap berries taste like a blend of raspberry, blueberry and black currant. Others describe the taste as a mildly sweet melody of blueberry and cranberry notes.