Health & NutritionJessica A2019-03-12T16:08:03-04:00
HEALTH & NUTRITION
Saskatoon Berries just don’t quit when it comes to health and nutrition. This Super Fruit is packed full of phenolics, anthocyanins and a source of 8 essential vitamins and minerals. Did we also mention that Saskatoon Berries also taste delicious!
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
The purple berry packing a nutritious healthy punch!
This delicious berry is a source of many nutrients such as fiber, potassium, manganese, phenolics, anthocyanins and Vitamin E.
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.
The high polyphenol concentration in Saskatoon Berries is an indication of the fruits’ high potential to scavenge free radicals in general.
Antioxidants are substances or nutrients in our foods which can prevent or slow the oxidative damage to our body. When our body cells use oxygen, they naturally produce free radicals (by-products) which can cause damage.
In vitro tests have shown that the phenolic antioxidants found in Saskatoon Berries and blueberries inhibited the production of nitric oxide, a powerful oxidative agent, in human disease defensive cells.
Saskatoon Berry anthocyanin-rich extracts significantly reduced two very powerful inflammatory agents and were also found to have hypoglycemic properties (that is the extracts were able to reduce blood glucose levels).
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.
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.
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.
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.