Nutritional Information and Health Benefits of Haskap (Honeyberry)
Haskap berries are high in Vitamin A, C and have high fibre and potassium.
ORAC values, otherwise known as antioxidant values, as reported by the USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, show Haskap to have an extremely high antioxidant value. In particular high levels of Anthocyanins, Polyphenols and Bioflavanoids.
What are Antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances found in foods that help combat oxidation, a normal chemical process that takes place in the body every day. It can be accelerated by stress. When stresses or other disruptions occur in the natural oxidation process, damaging molecules called free radicals are created. Oxygen triggers the formation of the radicals, and they can cause damage to cells in the body.
The best source of antioxidants is a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Berries in particular are very high in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Haskap is one of the highest rated sources of antioxidant foods known.
What about Anthocyanins, Polyphenols and Bioflavanoids?
ORAC - 13400mmolesTE/100gms
Total Phenolics - 1014mg/100gms
Total Anthocyanins - 949mg/100gms
Total Bioflavonoids - 887mg/100gms