Haskap is an ancient Japanese name, for the fruit meaning 'berry of long life and good vision'. The berries have traditionally been found only sporadically in the wild across Canada, growing mostly on the edge of wetlands.
Haskap berries have as much as three times the amount of antioxidants as a blueberry, making it a nutrient-packed superfood. Antioxidants are believed to be beneficial in treating chronic conditions. They are also crucial to digestive health as they promote a healthy immune system as well as the growth of good bacteria. Haskap berries are also high in potassium, and have one of the highest levels of anthocyanin of all fruit.