Health Benefits of Haskap Berries
Information on this page was acquired through the below resources.: Haskap: An Introduction to the Fruit, It’s Health Benefits, and Marketing Possibiliteis. By Kirsten Larson 2009 Haskap: A New berry crop with High Antioxidant Capacity, HP Vasantha Rupasinghe, PH.D, Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development Berry Fruits as a source of Biologically active compounds: The case of Lanicera Caerulea, Irena Svarcova, Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2007, 151(2):163–174 Haskap Canada Other interesting links: Haskaps nutritional facts and calorie count Haskap:Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts, and Growing Tips Survey of bioactive components in Western Canadian berries
Haskap berries contain large amounts of antioxidants such as anthocyanins, polyphenols, flavonoids, vitamin C as well as others compounds. Health benefits of many of these compounds are: Used to reduce blood pressure Used to relieve gastrointestinal disorders Cardio protectant by maintaining vascular permeability, reducing inflammation, reducing atherosclerotic plaques, and platelet aggregation (clotting). Protects against Carcinogenesis Has an anti-angiogensis properties which means starving the deadly cancer cells. Reduces blood glucose levels after food intake Improves eye health by increasing circulation within retinal capillaries, enhancing night vision, fighting macular degeneration and preventing retinopathy for diabetic patients. Some scientific numbers: High ORAC value of 1340 mmoles TE/100gms High Phenolics of 1014mg/100gms High Anthocyanins of 949mg/100gms which is the highest out of any fruit tested. High Bioflavonoids of 887mg/100gms Haskap Orac Chart Did you know Haskap Berries have 3 times the amount of phenols than blueberries and more vitamin C than oranges

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