The haskap has long been known to the Japanese as “the fruit of the longevity of life and the fruit of sight”.
In fact, haskap is one of the berries richest in antioxidants, in addition to containing vitamins A and C as well as fiber, which meets the current demand for health foods associated with healthy eating habits (Click here to learn more)
Fruits also contain high amounts of potassium and calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and other essential minerals.
A FRUIT VERY RICH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
Hapkaps have extremely high antioxidant value (ORAC), and in particular, they have high levels of anthocyanins, polyphenol compounds, and bioflavanoids.
Its ORAC score (an antioxidant value) is 1340,011, compared to 9500 for cranberries, a fruit known for its antioxidant properties.
Other phytochemicals present are proanthocyanidins and organic acids, including a high citric acid content.
Source: Association of Producers of Cameise of Quebec (www.camerisequebec.com)