Haskap is rich with vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, calcium, iron, potassium and flavonoids. Recent research shows that haskap has nearly three times the number of antioxidants than a wild blueberry and more vitamin C than an orange.
Haskap - siberian blueberry
Haskap's flavor, color and shape are unique. Sweet and sour, because of its high vitamin C level, it could be sensed as a mixture of blueberry, plum and black currant, leaving a refreshing aftertaste.
Elongated, bell like shaped and of blue-purple color, it looks unlike any other berry. The intense dark red-purple color of its juice leaves an energetic visual impression, thus it is excellent for making smoothies, juices, fruit yogurts and other fruit products. Due to rough conditions of its original climate haskap is one of the earliest fruits of spring, while it starts to blossom during the end of March and ripens during the end of May.
Haskap, ハㇱカプ, is a name given by Ainu people from the island of Hokkaido, while the plant is botanically recognizable as Lonicera caerulea. It is a relatively new fruit in European climate zone originating from Russian peninsula Kamchatka and north Japanese islands, where it has been appreciated for its health benefits.