Haskap 101: What Is a Haskap Berry?

Haskap 101: What Is a Haskap Berry?

What is a haskap berry?

We’re glad you asked! Haskap berries are the healthiest food you’ve never heard of! Here’s everything you need to know about this incredibly powerful superberry.


What do haskap berries look like?

A fresh haskap berry looks like an elongated blueberry, with dark blue skin and crimson flesh.


What do haskap berries taste like?

Haskap berries are both tangy and sweet. The flavor is often compared to a combination of raspberry and blueberry.


Why haven’t I heard of them before?

Although they’ve been grown in Japan for centuries, haskap berries weren’t bred in North America until fairly recently.

Since about 2000, agricultural scientists have been developing varietals with a sweeter taste, which, along with growing awareness of their tremendous health benefits, led to increasing popularity.


What makes them so healthy?

Haskaps are rightly described as superberries because they are loaded with anthocyanins – powerful antioxidants that reduce inflammation, thus protecting your brain and your heart!

Fun fact: haskap berries contain 4 times the anthocyanins of blueberries!


What can I do with them?

Haskap berries can be consumed fresh or frozen, as well as processed into juice, powder, or jams, syrups and sauces.

Haskap berry juice or powder can be used in smoothies, yogurt, oatmeal, cheesecake, ice cream, and many other breakfast, dessert and beverage recipes.


Where can I get haskap berry products?

Click here to shop our delicious Pure Haskap Berry products.

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