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Discover Haskap

One of the World's Healthiest Plants

The Canadian Haskap plant produces this powerful little berry.  It’s one  of the world’s healthiest plants and thousands of these berries go into one bottle of Sweet Prairie Haskap juice.  

Sweet Prairie Haskap berries are grown in the wild, harsh and clean open Saskatchewan prairies which hosts the optimal climate for this cold climate berry.  The long cold winters and short hot summers produce a berry with very dense nutrient content and a delicious taste prized by food enthusiasts around the world.  Similar to ice wine, the haskap berry needs a very cold climate to produce its benefits and unique taste.

Through dedication, hard work and leading horticulture science we are proud that Saskatchewan, Canada is to haskap what Champagne is to wine.

Anthocyanins give haskap berries their intense dark blue/purple color. Anthocyanins are considered to be powerful antioxidants and are part of the popularity of many fruits and vegetables. Haskap berries contain the most anthocyanins of any reported fruit, more than blueberries, Aronia (chokeberry), cranberries, elderberries, raspberries, pomegranate, acai and goji berries. Haskap berries have 6x the anthocyanins of blueberries.

Haskap Antioxidant Power

Haskap Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) 

Haskap has an ORAC score much higher than most berries.  The growing region and varietal of the haskap berry greatly impacts the ORAC score.  It should be noted that the Dalhousie University study is an average score of haskap berries from numerous regions and different varietals.  Saskatchewan sourced berries are generally more nutrient dense and robust vs berries from other growing regions. 

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).

Water

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.

Phytonutrients

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.

Polyphenols

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.

Protein

Haskap juice can contain up to 9g of protein per serving. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other chemicals.

Vitamins

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.

Minerals

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.

Carbohydrates

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.

Fiber

The Haskap berry (not pressed juice) 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.

Taste

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.