Health & Nutrition 2017-10-23T13:25:46+00:00

HEALTH & NUTRITION

Saskatoon Berries just don’t quit when it comes to health and nutrition. Saskatoon Berries are a “Super Fruit”, which means it’s packed full of phenolics, anthocyanins and are a source of 8 essential vitamins and minerals. Exploring the health benefits of Saskatoon berries today, will get you one step closer to reaching a healthy lifestyle.

DID YOU KNOW SASKATOON BERRIES…

  • Were consumed by the Indigenous Aboriginals of Canada for their nutritional & medicinal benefits
  • Are native to North America
  • Have 2 times more Fiber, Potassium & Iron than Blueberries
  • Have 4 times more Magnesium than Blueberries
  • Naturally rich dark royal purple color comes from anthocyanins

Saskatoons are the purple berry packing a healthy punch!

Saskatoon Berries are the super fruit packed full of PurpleFuel. This delicious berry is a great source for calcium, fiber, iron, manganese, magnesium, phytosterols, phenolics, anthocyanins and Vitamin E – to name a few!

PHENOLIC & ANTHOCYANIN

Antioxidants are nutrients in foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. The antioxidant properties of fruits are attributed to the polyphenols. Saskatoons have 20.9 – 36.56 mg of total polyphenols in each gram of dried fruit.

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CALCIUM

100 g of Dried Saskatoon Berries carry 1/5 of your Daily Requirement of Calcium. Calcium is the most plentiful mineral found in the human body.

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DIETARY FIBER

In just 100 g of frozen Saskatoon Berries you achieve 6 g of fiber, or simply put, 24% of your daily recommended fiber intake. 100 g of dried flaked Saskatoon Berries contains 19 gof fiber, or in Canadian standards, 76% ofyour daily fiber intake.

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IRON

Iron is a mineral found in every cell ofthe body. Iron is considered an essential mineral because it is needed to make the oxygen-carrying proteins, hemoglobin,found in the red blood cells, and myoglobin, found in the muscles.

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MANGANESE

Manganese helps the body form connective tissue, bones, blood clotting factors, and sex hormones. Low levels of manganese in the body can contribute to infertility, bone malformation, weakness, and seizures.

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MAGNESIUM

100 g of dried Saskatoon Berries carry 1/4 of your Daily Requirement of magnesium. Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.

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PHYTOSTEROLS

There is increasing evidence that the reintroduction of plant foods providing phytosterols into the modern diet can improve serum lipid (cholesterol) profiles and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.

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VITAMIN E

100 g of Saskatoon Berries provide 50%of your daily requirement of vitamin E
(15 mg). Vitamin E is an antioxidant. It playsa role in your immune system and
metabolic processes.

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