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HASKAP BERRIES

the super fruit of the prairies

LITTLE BLUE GEMS

Our haskap berries are locally grown on our farms through sustainable agriculture, naturally without pesticides and herbicides.
A handful of haskap berries
A spoonful of haskap berries
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Haskap berries

The Looks

The haskap berry can be oval, pear-shaped or like a lumpy sack. Its firmness is comparable to bilberries, and its skin is black with a blue waxy coating called "bloom" similar to blueberries or concord grapes. Most of the varieties are elongated and weigh similarly to blackberries. They are 2 cm long but thin as a pencil.

The Flavour

Haskap flavour can vary. It can be sweet, tart or a mix of both flavours but has a bitter tang when not fully riped. The berries have an excellent wild fruity aroma and have a deeper berry flavour than other soft fruits. The haskap juice has a sharp, tangy flavour but can be very sweet.

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HASKAP NUTRITION

The haskap is a berry with different names and varieties but possesses many potential health benefits.
Antioxidant
6x the antioxidant power of red table grape, raspberry and strawberry and 3x greater than partridgeberry, blueberry and blackberry.
Anti-inflammatory
Inhibits the production of proteins that causes inflammation.
Anti-diabetic
Have high polyphenols that decrease the rapid release of glucose into the blood by high glycemic index food.
Neuroprotective
Anthocyanins found in haskap berries may decrease the occurrence of neurodegenerative disease by improving cognitive and motor function.
Anti-cancer
Phenolic fractions of haskap berries decrease UV-induced DNA damage and cancer, particularly skin cancers, and improve intracellular glutathione levels.
Antimicrobial properties
Freeze-dried haskap and extracts rich in polyphenols decrease the growth of microbes reducing the survival of foodborne bacteria.
Hepatoprotective
Protects the liver from releasing more hepatic enzymes, which are normally elevated in inflamed or injured liver.
Cardioprotective
Haskap berries contain high C3G levels that may exert cardio-protective effects by maintaining normal vascular function and blood pressure.
Anti-aging
Haskap berries are rich in antioxidants that can make your skin look younger and healthier.
Haskap berries under the sun
We use our haskap berries in a wide variety of foods, including:
  • Powdered form
  • Juice
  • Spreads
  • BBQ Sauces
  • Vinaigrette
  • Toppings
  • Frozen fruit
  • Smoothies
  • Baked goods
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105078, Range Rd 21-1

Picture Butte, AB

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(587) 328-3212

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