Here is a delicious and nutritious way to make your pancakes mouthwatering. Meet Haskap Strawberry pancake JAMpote. This is a pancake topping made with Sweet Prairie Haskap berry juice. It is new, it is awesome, and it is packed with the nutraceutical benefits of our Canadian haskap juice. Sorry maple syrup, we like you but let’s face it, you’re just sugar from a tree. We Canadians have stepped things up recently by entered the natural foodscape with JAMpote made from the cold climate haskap berry. Sweet Prairie Haskap orchards are located in the province of Saskatchewan which as all Canadian’s know is to haskap what Champaign is to sparkling wine. The best haskap berries in the world, that have been sought after for years by the Japanese and Europeans, come from Saskatchewan, Canada.
What exactly is JAMpote? It is both a jam and a compote. Jam + Compote = JamPote. Compote or compôte is a dessert originating from medieval Europe, made of whole or pieces of fruit in sugar syrup. Whole fruits are cooked in water with sugar and spices. Jam of course refers to a product made of whole fruit cut into pieces or crushed, then heated with water and sugar until it reaches “jelling” or “setting” point, achieved through the action of natural or added pectin, then sealed in containers. JamPote with haskap berry juice is the best of both worlds!
INSTRUCTIONS: Take a handful of strawberries and add a couple TBSP of olive oil. Cook it down on a low heat to a JAM-like consistency. Add a TBSP of light sweetener…think honey or agave. Now add the main ingredient…2 TBSP OF Sweet Prairie Haskap berry juice extract (don’t go too crazy, this is concentrated potent stuff). Continue to cook on a low heat to a thick sauce. We like it “Jammy”. Then presto….you’ve got yourself Haskap strawberry pancake JAMpote!
You can add Sweet Prairie JAMpote to pancakes and use it like you would any syrup or jam. It is delicious, nutrition and super easy to make. It is the ideal alternative to maple syrup, conventional sugar jams of all types and any spread that lacks the nutraceutical punch of Sweet Prairie Haskap. I guess you could say this is a superJAM. Superfruit haskap is now a JAMpote.
The special ingredient to make JAMpote delicious and nutrient dense is Sweet Prairie Haskap berry extract juice. (Are we selling this hard enough yet?) Haskap is a berry that grows in the cold Canadian prairies. It is the latest superfruit that American’s are discovering. Why is it super? Canadian haskap berries are the most nutrient dense berry in North America. Extensive Canadian research from both Dalhousie University and the University of Saskatchewan have revealed that among other things, this berry has the highest anthocyanin content of any berry, is loaded with antioxidants and is a powerful anti-inflammatory solution. Anthocyanins are the blue/purple pigment that give the haskap berry its color. Research is currently underway to learn more about how this berry can help with thinks like cancer, diabetes, inflammation, viruses, Alzheimer’s and the list goes on. You’ll see a lot more news about the benefits of Canadian haskap in the coming years.
In the past Haskap has mistakenly been referred to by many names. Today the Haskap berry (Lonicera caerulea) is widely known as HASKAP. In the past, it has been referred to as blue honeysuckle, sweetberry honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle (blue fly honeysuckle), blue-berried honeysuckle and the honeyberry. Haskap is a non-climbing shrub native throughout the cool temperate northern hemisphere in countries like Canada where it thrives naturally in the wild. The best testing and most nutrient dense haskap berries come from the central Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan which is widely referred to as the Champagne Region of Haskap. The Japanese natural foodscape industry has coveted Canadian haskap berries for years where they have sold at extremely high prices against at times cutthroat competition for the nutrient dense and delicious haskap berry from central Canada. Sweet Prairie Haskap is happy to make our berries widely available to everyone who wants the taste and health benefits of Canadian haskap.
Fun Fact: Some say Wayne Gretzky’s secret that made him THE GREAT ONE in hockey was his heroic intake of Canadian haskap berries. Rumor has it he discovered haskap berries one day when he was a boy out playing in the fields near Edmonton where he saw a blue/purple long berry growing alongside the road. He stopped to take a closer look. He gobbled down some haskap but felt nothing. It wasn’t until the next day when his father took him to hockey practice that something amazing happened. He started scoring goals. He ate more haskap. He scored more goals. The Great One was born. Some say it is because of Canadian haskap. This could all simply be rumors, or it could be a well-kept secret. We’re not sure. All we know is that haskap is nutrient dense and tastes great.