100g of Saskatoon serviceberries yield 5.9% dietary fiber, 8% calcium, 4% magnesium, 20% sugar, 6% iron, 12% manganese, 70% potassium, 3% sodium, 4% vitamin A, 1% thiamin, 7% folate and 1% vitamin E.
Also known as shadberries and amelanchier, pigeon berry, Indian pear and sugar pear, Saskatoon serviceberries are rich in fiber and belong to the rose family. They grow on shrubs or small trees that are native to the Yukon and Canadian Prairies as well as British Columbia and the northwest US.
The berries have a sweet, nutty, almond flavor and ripen in late June to early July. The berry is black/dark purple in color depending on level of ripeness.
Health Benefits of Saskatoon Berries
1. Improves digestion
The inner bark and roots of the fruit are used to make a mixture that treats dysentery, diarrhea and other stomach issues. The high fiber content eases constipation and the berries are consumed in their raw form to treat liver conditions.
2. Treats Cardiovascular Ailments
Like most berries, Saskatoon berries are also rich in antioxidants which prevent cell damage, slow down the aging process and prevent heart disease. This makes the berries ideal for people who suffer from cardiovascular issues. They are also a rich source of iron which helps in relieving degenerative diseases.
3. Increases Bone Strength
Saskatoon berries are packed with minerals that our bones need to grow strong and remain strong. This includes manganese and calcium. In fact, the berries contain twice as much of manganese and 6 times as much of calcium as blueberries!
Our favorite recipe for Saskatoon Serviceberry.
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