High in antioxidants, Haskap is known as a superfruit with more polyphenols than tea, coffee and red wine. It also has five times more phenols then blueberries making it an extremely efficient fruit to help us prevent heart disease, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis and neurodegenerative diseases. Haskap has a unique taste which can be described like a raspberry with a more tart and sweeter taste, making it amazing as a juice, jam or dessert.
Highly nutritious and low in calories and fat. Gooseberries are also high in fiber, rich in antioxidants, may help control blood sugar, prevent certain degenerative brain diseases, anticancerous effects, help maintain a good heart health and easy to add to your diet. Gooseberries vary from sour to sweet just like the ripping grape.
A great source of many nutrients such as fiber, potassium, Vitamin E and much more. These berries also contain 4 times more Magnesium than blueberries making its medicinal benefits a great fruit for maintaining or improving your health such as reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer, inflammations, and much much more. Saskatoon Berries can be used anywhere you use blueberries as they are just as sweet and juicy.
High in Vitamin C, levels of potassium, phosphorus, and a wide range of antioxidants that protect against heart disease, cancer and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Currant have antibacterial properties, promote better vision and regular consumption can help fight urinary tract infections. Currant taste sour but can mix very well with dairy products. They are especially sweet and delicious when cooked making them great for baking.
High levels of Vitamin C which help prevent Cardiovascular disease, maintain a good eye health to prevent cataracts, fight signs of aging while slowing the rate of free radical damage. Jostaberries also has been related to reduce cholesterol and blood pressure. They may play a big role in maintaining the overall health preventing from infections and bone deterioration. Bigger than black currant but smaller than a gooseberry, Jostaberries are amazing to eat cold or with cold sweets.
High in Vitamin C & B, Folate, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, and more, which may contain enough properties for fighting cancer. These berries have also proven to be able to help reduce cell damage in breast cancer and prevent colon cancer growths. These berries may also help fight insulin resistance and help improve liver functions. They may hold a sharp taste, but have been useful in fighting colds through juice and tea or made them sweeter while incorporating them in baked goods.
High in anti-oxidants, like anthocyanins which fight free-radical damage in the body and addresses hypertension, diabetes, cancer, vision loss, poor liver function and declining faculties. Blackberries are a great source of ellagic acid which can help reduce damage from sun-exposure and prevents breakdown of collagen. Blackberries not only is helpful for removing toxins from your gut, but also protects against heart disease and lowers blood pressure. It has also been proven to stop the growth of cancer cells. Perfect as an everyday snack or incorporated in any meal throughout the day. Try Blackberry Chicken or Blackberry Pie.
High in Vitamin C which helps promote great skin health and boost the immune system, fighting off any inflammation. Northern Kiwi’s are also known as a Chinese Gooseberry or a Kiwi Berry; they are smaller, sweeter, less acidic and fuzz-less making an easier nutritious snack with no peeling required. They have a mild laxative, aid in digestion and maintain a good colon health. Northern Kiwis are a great snack to eat everyday or freeze them for a more natural candy-like treat.
High in beta-carotene, Vitamin C and folate. Raspberries contain antioxidants that regulate metabolism by suppressing the digestion and absorption of fat. They fight diseases by acting as an anti-oxidant; just like the anti-inflammatory compound, ellagic acid, which is cancer-protective. The leaves can be used medicinally as a tonic at the end of the pregnancy, preparing the uterus for birth. Raspberries also contain a compound that regulates blood sugars. Perfect as an everyday snack or incorporated in any meal throughout the day. Try Raspberry pancakes or Raspberry salad.
High in pectin, fiber and slow-release sugars, apples help improve heart health and regulate the body’s blood sugar levels. Apple’s pectin provide relief from both constipation and diarrhea and the Flavonoid prevent bone loss associated to menopause. They are also known to reduce unhealthy levels of cholesterol and damage to heart muscles and blood vessels. One apple a day really does keep the doctor away.
A natural diuretic, they contain a variety of antioxidants, which some contribute to glowing skin, to prevent heart disease and to help fight free-radical damage. Grapes has been found to reduce the risk of breast, prostate and colon cancer, especially in the darker colored grapes. Red wine and grape juice have been proven to protect the heart. Grapes hold a high level of potassium which helps the body to flush out excess water and toxins. Table grapes are a great snack to eat everyday or freeze them for a more natural candy-like treat.
A cooling, uplifting, low allergy fruit and an excellent source of water-soluble fiber; pears also contain beta-carotene, Vitamin B and other essential elements. The combination of potassium, pectin and tannins also help dissolve uric acid which helps relief to conditions such as gout and arthritis. Pears are a great pick-me-up fruit especially after a workout or as a treat during the hot summer days at the beach for it’s hydrating benefits.
With a variety of 200; plums contain good antioxidants and detoxifying properties and are a great metabolic stimulant, as well as Vitamin C and beta-carotene. Plums contain antioxidants that also help prevent age-related macular degeneration. They are also rich in stool-bulking fibers which acts as a natural laxative. Plums contain a very useful number of antioxidants that regulate the heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar levels and water balance, which also stimulates appetite and digestion. Be creative and incorporate plums in your dinner meals! Try Chicken Saffron and Plums or Duck with Chili Plum Sauce.
High in Antioxidants, Amino Acids, Fatty acids and Minerals, buckthorn berries may be able to treat intestinal problems, improve blood pressure, prevent or manage blood vessels and heart disease, complement cancer treatments by boosting the immunity system and prevent infections. They have also been proven to treat obesity, improve symptoms of cirrhosis, improve eyesight and treat respiratory problems. Sea buckthorn tastes more towards a tartier citrus fruit, but are especially amazing in juices, chutneys and accompanied by other substances like dairy and greens.
VEGETABLE - High in Detoxifying properties, it contains antioxidants that strengthen the heart and blood vessels. Traditional Chinese medicine also suggests it can help people with respiratory illnesses and ease menstrual problems. Asparagus encourages gut flora, has a mild laxative, neutralizes excess ammonia in the body and helps protect cells against oxidative stress by promoting a healthy immune response. Finally, Asparagus is a great source of Vitamin B, folate and more. Asparagus is as tasty both raw and cooked. It works magically as a side dish with feta or preserved.