RESEARCH & SCIENCE

Prairie Berries is actively involved in the research and science on Saskatoon Berries. We have completed a number of studies that have demonstrated the great health benefits of Saskatoon Berries.

We strive to promote awareness and understanding of all the nutrients within Saskatoon Berries.

Studying the Saskatoon Berry

Click on one of the links below to learn more about the research & science behind each of the following nutrients found in Saskatoon Berries:

ANTIOXIDANTS

An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells.

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DIETARY FIBER

A diet high in dietary fiber and low in saturated fat decreases cholesterol absorption and increases cholesterol excretion. 100 g of dried Saskatoon Berries contains 24 g of fiber.

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MINERALS

Minerals include Potassium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Sodium, Manganese, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Selenium. Saskatoon Berries are a greast source of minerals.

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OILS & PHYTOSTEROLS

Plant sterols help reduce the cholesterol levels in moderately to highly cholesterolemic adults. Unsaturated fatty acids decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

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POLYPHENOLS

The antioxidant properties of fruits are attributed to the polyphenols. Some of these polyphenols are shown to have significant pharmacological value. Saskatoon Berries are high in polyphenols, which are antioxidants.

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PROANTHOCYANIDINS

Proanthocyanidins are a class of polyphenols found in a variety of plants. Chemically, they are oligomeric flavonoids. Saskatoon Berries contain about 6.5-11.68 mg of proanthocyanidins in each gram of dried fruit.

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VITAMIN E

Although Saskatoon Berries are not one of the best sources of vitamins, the fruit has the potential to complement the diet in meeting the daily vitamin requirement. 100 g of Saskatoon Berries carry 9 mg (50% DRI) of Vitamin E.

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Ever wonder where Saskatoon Berries get their irresistible flavour?

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WANT TO KNOW EVEN MORE?

Delve deeper into the science of the Saskatoon Berry by clicking on any of the links below :

AntioxidantsDietary FiberFlavours of the Saskatoon BerryMineralsNutrient ChartsOils & PhytosterolsPolyphenolsProanthocyaninsVitamins