Frequently Ask Questions
The haskap varieties grown in BC were developed from varieties collected from Japan, Russia, Kuril Island and from the boreal forest of Canada.
The rich flavour and deep colour of Haskap adds value to many BC products. You can find Haskap ice cream, jams, fruit toppings, pies, and chocolates. The BC liquour industry are winning awards with Haskap; adding it to beer, wine, spirits and cider across the province. Local BC restaurants and bakeries are incorporating Haskap’s unique taste in savoury sauces and fruit toppings on charcuterie boards.
In comparing other BC grown fruit, Haskap is highest in antioxidants and phyto-nutrients. More Vitamin C per 100g than oranges. Huge amounts of Vitamin A, Potassium and Calcium even.
The berries have a unique taste described as sweet and tangy. They taste amazingly fresh and hold the flavour well in frozen form.
Haskap is an edible blue honeysuckle. The berries are elongated with thin blue skin and teeny tiny seeds. The flesh is a rich deep red colour and has a sweet and tangy taste. The plant grows well in cold-climates and the berries are extraordinarily high in nutrients and antioxidants.
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