What is Haskap

The haskap berry

The haskap berry (botanical name Lonicera caerulea L.)is an edible blue honeysuckle native to Northern Hemisphere countries such as Canada, Japan and Russia. The plant is a hardy bush with the ability to survive harsh northern winters.

The haskap berry is oval, often described in shape as an elongated blueberry. It is uniquely delicious and can be described as a blend of tangy and sweet. Haskap berries also have an intense, vibrant red flesh as well as having a dark blue/purple skin. This explains why haskaps contain very high levels of anthocyanins, which make up 60-80% of the berry’s total polyphenol (phytonutrient) content.