The haskap has the highest concentration of antioxidants among fruits. (click here for more on the nutritional value of haskap)
These are components of the family of polyphenols recognized for the prevention of several chronic diseases, such as cancer, type 2 diabetes, the growth of tumors and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
While the polyphenols have the potential to decrease inflammation. Haskap should be evaluated as a natural health product for controlling inflammation.
The haskap is an excellent source of vitamin C, a vitamin with antioxidant properties. Consuming foods rich in this vitamin contributes to the prevention of several cardiovascular diseases. It also have shown benefits for the health of the skin.
The haskap is also a good source of vitamin A essential for good night vision. This vitamin also plays a role in several biological functions essential to humans.
It is also high in fiber, which plays an important role in bowel regularity and blood sugar control, in addition to contributing to a feeling of fullness.
Over the centuries in the countries of East Asia, haskap has been used for supposed therapeutic applications in traditional medicine.
It’s not surprising that haskap is classified as a superfruit !